J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 08-03-2018

Africa University International Peace Marathon Unites the Community

MUTARE, Zimbabwe – About 1,500 runners braved 90-degree heat and a difficult course to compete Nov. 9 in the inaugural Africa University International Peace Marathon. The marathon, launched as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the founding of Africa University, was aimed at promoting peace in Africa. Once over the Pass, runners still had six miles to go before reaching the finish line on the Africa University campus, outside Mutare. Tsopotsa, who graduated with a master of business administration degree from Africa University in 1998, said she was thrilled that her first big race involved the university and helping people to contemplate and discuss about peace. She ran with 14 other children from her rural school, located about 12 miles from the Africa University campus. 

A highlight of the awards ceremony after the race was the unveiling of a peace pole on the campus. In erecting the pole, Africa University joined a network that spans 70 countries and includes more than 62,000 peace poles worldwide. In his address, Dingiswayo Banda, the Zambian ambassador and acting dean of the African Diplomatic Corps in Zimbabwe, reminded race participants and the university community that peace is still an extremely scarce commodity in many African communities. The ambassador commended Africa University for the marathon and other initiatives that focus attention on the issue. More than 150 runners walked away with cash and other prizes, thanks to the support of the Zimbabwe business community and friends of Africa University. 

Professor Rukudzo Murapa, Africa University’s vice chancellor, thanked the participants and sponsors, and called on the athletes to be ambassadors for peace in their homes, schools and workplaces. The university plans to make the marathon an annual event that attracts runners and sponsors from throughout Africa and the world. 

Keywords: [“Africa”,”University”,”Peace”]
Source: https://www.christianpost.com/news/5-reasons-socialism-is-not…

The Hegemony of Psychopathy – punctum books

Any social and political arrangement depends on acceptance. Hegemony works through the dissemination of values and beliefs that create acceptance and that serve the interests of the state and/or the ruling elite. The hegemony of psychopathy is responsible for massive human suffering. It must be fought and replaced with a counter-hegemonic set of values and beliefs that promote compassion and care. The former is responsible for a continuous stream of hegemonic propaganda; the latter – among others – for providing a pseudo-scientific justification for the false belief that there is no alternative. 

The Hegemony of Psychopathy concludes with some considerations on tactics and strategy in the struggle against the hegemony of psychopathy, but does not – and cannot – offer any concrete advice. Lajos Brons is a Dutch philosopher and social scientist living in Japan. After receiving a PhD from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands for a dissertation on an aspect of the history and philosophy of the social sciences, he gradually moved further and further into philosophical territory. Currently, Brons is teaching logic, ethics, and philosophy at a university in Tokyo and his research interests are divided over two broad areas in philosophy: one is in the overlap ofethics and social/political philosophy; the other is in the intersection of philosophy of language, metaphysics, and epistemology. Research in the former focuses on the relations between death, suffering, and compassion. 

Research in the latter concerns the relations between language, thought, and reality, and is heavily influenced by the philosophies of Donald Davidson and W.V.O. Quine, but also by Buddhist philosophy. More information about publications, work in progress, research interests, and so forth can be found HERE.. 

Keywords: [“Hegemony”,”philosophy”,”psychopathy”]
Source: https://punctumbooks.com/titles/the-hegemony-of-psychopathy

What Does the Bible Say About Greed?

You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous, has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 

For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;. As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; …. Matthew 6:21 Helpful Not Helpful. 

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 

Keywords: [“God”,”gain”,”nor”]
Source: https://www.openbible.info/topics/greed

JR Test Site News for 01-23-2018

“Avant-garde Welfare Capitalism: Corporate Welfare Work and Enlightened” by Erik de Gier

This research paper deals with welfare work in four industrializing countries, Great Britain, the USA, Germany and France, in the half century of flowering enlightened paternalistic capitalism between 1880 and 1930. Welfare work in this context is defined as, sometimes overly, paternalistic labour policy of enlightened entrepreneurs often encompassing workman’s housing programs, pensions, saving programs, educational programs, sports facilities, medical services, worker participation, generous remuneration forms, and shorter working times. The question is raised if nowadays flex-capitalism in the context of shrinking collective welfare states can learn lessons from past experience with welfare work. By redefining paternalistic welfare work in modernistic terms as well as by reweighting company, personal and state responsibilities a new future-proof trade-off as regards welfare work might be realised.

Keywords: [“work”,”welfare”,”paternalistic”]
Source: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/conference/35

Connected Women of Influence

Money hasn’t left the planet! Join us today for a lively chat with Maria Simone who knows how to find the money. She is a Transformational Business & Funding Strategist, speaker, author and the new voice of Enlightened Capitalism. She has mentored countless business owners with systems, structure, funding and sharing their talents with the world. Since her days in the corporate pharmaceutical world, Maria has started 4 businesses, raised over $10 million in funding and has been responsible for generating millions in revenue. She is the author of “Passion To Prosperity: Instant Ways To Profit From Your Skills and Talents” and has been featured in Success Magazine and has made appearances on ABC and Fox TV. Maria is the Creator of Intentional Prosperity Business Funding System and the 7-Step Enlightened Business Building Blueprint. She also produces the acclaimed Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit.

Keywords: [“Funding”,”Business”,”Maria”]
Source: https://connectedwomenofinfluence.com/enlightened-capitalism

“Transitional Anarchy” v. “Enlightened Anarchy”

I’m discussing AnCap with some predominately conservative friends on a gun forum, and in the process, the argument of a power vacuum came up. To explain the fallacy, I used the term “Transitional anarchy” to describe the situation that exists without government after the collapse of an existing system. This always results in another form of government being instituted, and is what most people seem to think of when they hear the term “Anarchy”. I argue that there is a second form of anarchy, which I called “Enlightened anarchy” – where the existing system of government is reduced over time, with public institutions gradually being replaced by private concerns. The difference here is the lack of power vacuum – an ordered, moral system is in place and operational before the previous immoral system is phased out. Is this a standard concept I’ve missed somewhere? Surely I’m not the first to put a name to it.

Keywords: [“system”,”anarchy”,”government”]
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism/comments/nxw5r/…

reni rosari

Guanxi is one of the major dynamics in the Chinese society where business behaviour revolves around guanxi. It is widely recognised that guanxi is a key success factors in getting anything important accomplished in China. Guanxi is a key business determinant of firm performance because the life blood of the macro economy and the micro business conduct in the society is guanxi network. Any business in this society, both local firms and foreign investors and marketers, inevitably face guanxy dynamics. No company can go far unless it has extensive guanxi in its setting. This article describes the unique and unfamiliar ways of doing business in China, what guanxi is, what the impact of guanxi on business success are, why guanxi is important factor for foreign investor in doing business in China, what foreign investment need to do to operate successfully in doing business in China.

Keywords: [“Guanxi”,”business”,”China”]
Source: https://rrosari.wordpress.com/the-importance-of-guanxi-for-foreign…

A Force for Good: How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism – Books Pics – Download new books and magazines every day!

Banks have paid out billion-dollar settlements and Congress has passed some new laws, but a deeper rapprochement is still missing. John Taft has gathered some of the greatest financial minds of our time to explore how Wall Street can harness the same creative energy that invented credit default swaps and channel it towards the public good- in the form of a stable retirement system, investment strategies that protect the environment and reward responsible corporate behavior, and a financial industry with a culture of ethics, integrity and client focus. These perspectives, from a who’s who of leaders in the field, offer a blueprint for a new kind of responsible finance and banking that secures the future for everyone. Download free fresh books every day!PDF – for your PC!.

Keywords: [“Banks”,”new”,”financial”]
Source: https://bookspics.com/ebooks/force-good-enlightened-finance…

A Check to Enlightened Capitalism

Even in thosecountries most attached to a narrow conception of free enterprise and the market economy, institutions and attitudes temper their ascendancy. Experience of the damage done in the name of laissez-faire, which marked the nineteenth century, everywhere prompted various forms of socialization of the economy with the aim of removing innumerable aspects of its functioning in a strictly market perspective. So it is that whatever major capitalist economy one cares to take, with neither labour, nor housing, nor health, nor agricultural produce does a truly free market operate. Each country, in keeping with its particular social and political traditions, has devised specific ways of overseeing the market through the agency of government, …..

Keywords: [“market”,”nor”,”economy”]
Source: http://sk.sagepub.com/books/political-economy-of-modern-capitalism/n10.xml