J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-12-2018

Compassionate Capitalism – by Sanjiv Mehta at the #India2022Exchange

Sage launches Sage Foundation to lead social philanthropy

Sage’s 2+2+2 community model sets benchmark for FTSE 100 companies. Sage today launches the Sage Foundation which sets the standard for Corporate Compassionate Capitalism around the world. Each of Sage’s 14,000 employees will be able to contribute five days per year in work time to volunteer with any non-profit organization they elect to support. The Sage Foundation will also give grants to create entrepreneurial opportunities for the young and disadvantaged within communities, as well as grants to match employee charitable donations and fundraising. The Sage Foundation has created a model of ‘2+2+2’: donating 2% of employee time each year, 2% of free cash flow* and 2 of Sage’s smart technology products for any charity, social enterprise or non-profit organization. 

This model demonstrates Sage’s commitment to philanthropic leadership in the FTSE 100. Driven by Sage’s ambition to connect its customers, colleagues and communities within an integrated model, the Sage Foundation will be open for business globally from 1st October 2015. With tens of thousands of non-profit organizations as existing Sage customers, the Sage Foundation will enhance Sage’s relationship with charity and social enterprise. Non-profit organizations will be able to apply for donated Sage One, Sage Life or X3 products, through the newly created Donation program. The Sage Foundation will benefit from Sage revenues from the non-profit sector; notionally ‘2%’ of free cash flow is equivalent to revenue gained from non-profit sector in FY2014. 

Sage has reimagined business and brings energy, experience and technology to inspire our customers to fulfil their dreams. Sage is a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 employees in 24 countries. 

Keywords: [“Sage”,”community”,”organization”]
Source: http://www.sage.com/company/news-and-events/2015/06/02/sage-launches-sage-foundation-to-lead-social-philanthropy

Compassionate Capitalism

Whenever Jan Stravers came home from the mission field, she brought crafts made by the Philipino women she worked with to sell to the churches she visited. The crafts were from family businesses that the Christian Reformed Church missionary and her husband had helped to start, and her supporting churches were among their main clients. In the 10 years that the Straverses worked as missionaries in the Philippines, they saw how small businesses can provide food, education, clothing, and a hope for the future to the poor in developing countries. After retiring from the mission field 10 years ago, Jan Stravers jumped at the chance to run International Arts and Gifts, a South Holland, Illinois, store selling handmade products made by artisans in the developing world. Slowly, the idea has been catching on among Christians that fair trade is a unique way of supporting missions and providing jobs to the world’s poor. 

Fair trade is a rapidly growing industry where companies like the Mennonite-run Ten Thousand Villages work directly with artisans in the developing world, offering better prices for handmade arts, crafts, and clothing. To be certified by the Fair Trade Federation, workers must earn enough to support their families, pay for education, and food. Fair-trade products must also be environmentally friendly and created under safe conditions, and the Western stores must commit to building long-term relationships with the workers. 

Keywords: [“work”,”Church”,”made”]
Source: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/novemberweb-only/11-10-31.0.html

How Individuals and Corporations Participate 02/15 by Karen Rands

Karen Rands, founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement for Angel Investors, talks with author Mark Faust, trusted advisor to Corporate Executive Teams and author of Growth or Bust and High Growth Levers, about how individuals and corporations use Compassionate Capitalism to create wealth and grow their business. As a nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing, Karen has written the best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing as a step by step guide for learning how to invest in private companies to bring innovation to the market, create jobs and create wealth for all those involved – Compassionate Capitalism. She believes busy executives can effectively diversify their portfolio to invest in entrepreneurs as a wealth creation strategy, and enjoy the passion and excitment of an entrepreneurial endeavor without incurring all the risk and challenges of being an entrepreneur. Mark’s company, Echelon Management International, works with both leaders of successfully growing companies who want to raise the bar as well as with companies in turnaround. Mark has worked with and interviewed many Fortune 500 CEO’s, hundreds of number one sales performers, and thousands of his client’s top customers. 

From this experience and insight, he discovered a corporate version of Compassionate Capitalism that is part of the pattern for success for those companies and executives. 

Keywords: [“company”,”invest”,”Compassionate”]
Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/karen-rands/2018/02/15/compassionate-capitalism–how-individuals-and-corporations-participate

I am a “compassionate capitalist.”

The business teaches poor/middle class how to file taxes. It’s meant as a check against corporations and rich folks getting all the breaks. It’s to level the playing field to the common person. Other capitalists who’ve seen this business model are entering the market. It works! 

In year two, we get enough customers to keep the business afloat. We level the playing field against corporations! Success! Now, any labor simply must come from overseas, paying as close to nothing as I can manage. The tax code change is good sort of! 

I don’t need new customers; the new tax code means they all have to come back for re-education! So, it works! People buy just enough to pay lobbyists, pay new accountants, keep website running, expand. I’ve made the world a better place, no doubt! The playing field between common folk & corporations is more leveled than before, surely! 

Until the next year. My business is gone, so money I paid to lobbyists to keep tax code frozen has dried up. Similar services offering tax education also dry up. Corporations pay a vastly smaller percentage of taxes than common folk. 

Keywords: [“business”,”pay”,”tax”]
Source: https://medium.com/@RickPaulas/i-am-a-compassionate-capitalist-6b80e1d643c4

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-04-2018

what is compassionate capitalism? who advocated it?

He proposed that a company should contribute back to the community 1 percent of profits, 1 percent of equity, and 1 percent of employee hours. That means he would want a company to give away money, offer shares and provide employment or else voluntary work by the employees. For me, that diminishes his contribution to western economic thought because it suggests that there is some force governing his life that is not in tune with the majority of his fellow citizens. If companies paid decent wages, provided good employee care and produced high quality goods then Benioff’s ideas would be unnecessary. So long as big business treats its employees as “Labour resource”, seeks to pay minimum wages and ignores the needs of customers, Benioff will find followers. His ideas are out of sync with economic theory and policy.

Keywords: [“employee”,”percent”,”company”]
Source: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090420002322AAqljAZ

Creative Capitalism = Compassionate Conservatism?

Where governments, businesses, and non-profits work together to stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit or gain recognition doing work that eases the world’s inequities…. This system, [capitalism], driven by self-interest is response for the incredible innovations that have improved so many lives. It’s always good to see an important person speak so highly and at such great length about the wonder working powers of market forces and describe “Self-interest” in such glowing terms. The whole “Creative capitalism” concept has a certain echo of “Compassionate conservatism,” which wound up being the worst of both worlds. Can Gates-style “Creative capitalism” avoid the same trap?

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”work”,”forces”]
Source: http://reason.com/reasontv/2008/02/04/creative-capitalism-compassion

Book Review: Compassionate Capitalism by Rich DeVos

We believe that success comes only to those who establish goals and then work diligently to achieve them. With our mentor’s help, we should begin immediately to determine our short-term and long-term goals, to write them down, to review our progress at every step, to celebrate the goals we accomplish, and to learn from those we don’t. Rich DeVosWritten by the co-founder of Amway Corporation. Currently he has a net worth of 5.1 Billion. You will find this book packed full We believe that success comes only to those who establish goals and then work diligently to achieve them. You will find this book packed full of stories in support of capitalism and how to be a capitalist that makes a difference in the world.

Keywords: [“goals”,”believe”,”establish”]
Source: https://mboten.com/review/1026663-compassionate-capitalism

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Keywords: [“marc”,”capitalism”,”compassionate”]
Source: http://esa-2013.org/91226/compassionate-capitalism-marc-r-benioff.pdf

Explore Conscious Capitalism’s Philosophy

In 2005, John Mackey, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, and Michael Strong, founded an organization called FLOW to “Liberate the entrepreneurial spirit for good.” Conscious Capitalism was one of the programs that emerged from this endeavor and it soon became the primary focus of the organization. In 2010, the name of this organization was officially changed to Conscious Capitalism Incorporated – a non-profit with a purpose of advancing the integration of consciousness and capitalism. In 2009, Raj Sisodia and Shubhro Sen founded the Conscious Capitalism Institute to support the integration of Conscious Capitalism in business through research, education and development.

Keywords: [“Capitalism”,”Conscious”,”organization”]
Source: http://rajsisodia.com/conscious-capitalism.html

Compassionate Capitalism

Edward Ortiz Jr., in his Jan. 12 Letter responding to “Liberty Theology”, has the nature of capitalism backward. He says that “The idea of capitalism…demands that the individual be selfish.” More accurate is Friedrich Hayek’s observation that “Profit is the signal which tells us what we must do in order to serve people we do not know. By pursuing profit, we are as altruistic as we can possibly be, because we extend our concern to people who are beyond our range of personal conception.” The fundamental concerns of the church are fully compatible with this more profound understanding of how markets work.

Keywords: [“More”,”Profit”,”people”]
Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB120062176024299507

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Keywords: [“Women”,”sandals”,”leather”]
Source: https://harkissdesigns.com

Why Pope Francis wants us to stop worshipping capitalism

Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the U.S. next week is generating huge interest and expectation. Part of that excitement is rooted in the different tone the pope has taken on a number of issues, from marriage to the role of women in the church. He has also issued a tough critique of capitalism and called for more action on climate change. We kick off our coverage of the pope’s trip, which will continue all next week, with a look at those issues from our economics correspondent Paul Solman. It’s part of our weekly series Making Sense, which airs every Thursday on the NewsHour.

Keywords: [“Pope”,”issues”,”next”]
Source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/pope-francis-wants-us-stop…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 01-31-2018

The Impact of Christianity

“Christianity is responsible for the way our society is organized and for the way we currently live. So extensive is the Christian contribution to our laws, our economics, our politics, our arts, our calendar, our holidays, and our moral and cultural priorities that historian J. M. Robers writes in The Triumph of the West, ‘We could none of us today be what we are if a handful of Jews nearly two thousand years ago had not believed that they had known a great teacher, seen him crucified, dead, and buried, and then rise again.'”. Christian missionaries were a major influence in stopping these century-old practices and ideas. According to historian Glenn Sunshine in his book Why You Think the Way You do, “Christians were the first people in history to oppose slavery systematically. Early Christians purchased slaves in the markets simply to set them free.” It is also true that slavery was ended in great measure by Christian activists. Two-thirds of the members of the American abolition society in 1835 were Christian ministers. While there are good charitable efforts outside of the name of Jesus, Kennedy and Newcombe argue that Christian charities stand out. Many of the world’s languages were first set to writing by Christian missionaries in order for people to read the Bible. While America’s constitutional government is not specifically Christian, it can be argued that its roots are taken from biblical doctrines. “Here we see, in its embryo, the idea of limited government. This idea derives from the Christian notion that the ruler’s realm is circumscribed and there are limits beyond which he simply must not go….Our modern idea of limited government takes the Christian notion of space that is off-limits to state control and extends it to the whole private sphere….The separation of the realms should not be a weapon against Christianity; rather, it is a device supplied by Christianity to promote social peace, religious freedom, and a moral community. If we recovered the concept in its true sense, our society would be better off.” Capitalism satisfied the Christian demand for an institution that channels selfish human desire toward the betterment of society. The Christian faith has influenced literature in such Christian writers such as Dante, Chaucer, Donne, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Dickens, Milton, etc. While much modern art seems to debase the human spirit, classical Christian art tries to bring out the best of mankind-pointing us to a higher plane. “In every case in which Christians are blamed for violence, a closer look largely exonerates Christians.

Keywords: [“Christian”,”Jesus”,”Christianity”]
Source: http://www.faithfacts.org/christ-and-the-culture/the-impact-of-christianity

Awakening Compassion at Work, by Immanual Joseph

Immanual Joseph interviewed Jane and Monica on their lessons from decades long research on workplace compassion, and their new book Awakening Compassion at Work. The book is grounded in compassion in organizations research, and it really tries to make that research accessible to people who want to change their own organizations and create more compassion in their own work lives. MW: One more reason that I think we don’t associate compassion and work sometimes is that when you ask people about compassion in the workplace, they may be may be thinking about really grand scale moves. Maybe they’re thinking about whether their organization has compassion training or a chief compassion officer or something like that that’s very formal. One of the important things that happens to people in the course of their careers often is that they encountered some kind of significant pain or suffering and they receive compassion from unexpected sources and they realize that this compassion that they have received has been so important and that’s in fact they need to challenge those fears and beliefs that they’re holding until they may significantly change their outlook over time to become more open to the importance of compassion. JD: I think our belief is that part of the problem with having people recognize the value of compassion is that there’s much more articulation of the cost and the fear of compassion as opposed to articulation and appreciation of the benefits of compassion. So one point I want to make is that I think we focus a lot more on potential downside of compassion and we don’t feel fully recognize the full spectrum of the benefits to compassion. MW: For any person taking stock of compassion in their work life they can ask themselves to think the last time they experienced compassion in their work. Just calling to mind and sharing of stories of giving receiving and witnessing compassion are really powerful ways of taking stock of where compassion is around you and your work and of actually building it and sharing it by remembering the story and reminding yourself of the presence of compassion. IJ: What do you think of incentivizing compassion in the workplace? Larger organizations are capable of highlighting and rewarding compassion, and have formal programs around compassion. MW: A lot of the symbolic things that organizations can do like naming a role Chief Compassion Officer are really important signals that the organization values compassion. Leaders can be modeling compassion as they lead, or not modeling compassion as they lead. That is as a powerful form of modeling for the rest of the organization’s about what’s valued and what’s appropriate and what’s going to be supported.

Keywords: [“Compassion”,”organization”,”People”]
Source: http://www.dailygood.org/story/1677/awakening-compassion-at-work-immanual…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 01-30-2018

Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and Compassionate Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism Definition

A way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects the current state of the world and the potential of business to make a positive impact on it. The concept of Conscious Capitalism was popularized by John Mackey, Whole Foods cofounder and co-CEO; and Raj Sisodia, professor of marketing at Bentley University, through their book Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Mackey and Sisodia are also the cofounders of the nonprofit organization Conscious Capitalism, Inc., which has local chapters in 18 U.S. cities nationwide, as well as eight other countries. The principles of Conscious Capitalism have been adopted by a growing number of companies including Whole Foods Market, Starbucks, Container Store and Trader Joe’s. The Conscious Capitalism credo acknowledges that while free market capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived, people can aspire to even more. It builds on the core foundations of capitalism such as voluntary exchange, entrepreneurship, competition, freedom to trade and the rule of law, by adding elements like trust, compassion, collaboration and value creation. Conscious Capitalism does not abjure the pursuit of profit, but emphasizes doing so in a manner that integrates the interests of all major stakeholders in a company. Towards this objective, Conscious Capitalism is based on the following four guiding principles -. Higher Purpose: A conscious business focuses on a purpose beyond pure profits, and in doing so, inspires and engages its stakeholders. A conscious business will focus on the whole business ecosystem in order to create and optimize value for all of its stakeholders. Conscious Leadership: Conscious leaders emphasize “We” rather than “Me” to drive the business, and strive to cultivate a culture of Conscious Capitalism in the enterprise. Conscious Culture: Corporate culture is the sum of the values and principles that constitute the social and moral fabric of a business; a conscious culture is one where the principles of Conscious Capitalism permeate the enterprise, fostering a spirit of trust and cooperation between all stakeholders.

Keywords: [“Conscious”,”capitalism”,”business”]
Source: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/conscious-capitalism.asp

compassionate capitalism?

These consequences are at the heart of Daniel Golemans timely new book, Social Intelligence. Innocently beginning as an expos of social neuroscience the new science of human ecology Golemans book. Similar to sociobiology, a framework introduced by E. O. Wilson in 1975, social neuroscience examines the interplay between universal, adapted physiology and social organization, emphasizing but not restricted to human ecology. In the past, this was the domain of social psychology, but with the advent of neuroimaging technology, we can now explore the inner workings of the mind while it processes social information, such as ideas about what others are thinking and doing. The high/low metaphor is also useful for framing social intelligence, which Goleman characterizes as a combination of social awareness and social facility. Although social intelligence is governed by adapted physiology, Goleman is careful to avoid the pitfall of genetic determinism. At the individual level, we can apply the principles of social neuroscience to everyday life, cultivating social awareness and facility at home and work. If we know, for example, that population density decreases educational opportunity, or that excessive work-hours increases anxiety and in turn long-term health consequences, we can obviate these problems by developing social neuroscientifically informed public policiesin other words, social neuroscience is a vehicle for euthenics. To be sure, one of the most important themes of Golemans book is how to restructure social institutions, such as hospitals and businesses, so they do not clash with human nature. Assuming, along with Goleman and Weinberg, that there is a link between economic models and everyday life, between the mantra of perpetual growth and ever-increasing social stratification and iniquity, then clearly we have a major problem on our hands. So whats to be done? Now that neuroscience can put numbers to that raw buzz of fellow feeling, quantifying its benefits, writes Goleman, we must pay attention to the biological impact of social life. Despite its many shortcomings and oversimplifications, Social Intelligence contains the seeds for social reform.

Keywords: [“social”,”Goleman”,”emotion”]
Source: http://www.entelechyjournal.com/zachnorwoodgoleman.htm

The New Capitalism: The Greater the Compassion, the Greater the Profit Bob Murray* and Alicia Fortinberry* An organization not showing compassion, that does not look to what its workers really need in terms of their basic psychological drivers, will never get the support needed for cost containment or any major strategic initiative. On top of that is a massive disengagement and alienation that prevents people from working at their best or even, particularly in the case of clever Gen Y people, from wanting to work for these organizations at all. 43 not believe that these businesses care about them, they do not trust the leadership and they want more out of life than just working to make other people, especially Fortune 500 CEOs and shareholders, rich. XVI, No. 2, 2013 general definition is to look at the four main reasons why people come to work in the first place. To Relate: People work for the same reason they join clubs or associations(Maslow, 1998), in order to form a social grouping with other human beings and avoid isolation. So people come to work to learn, to prevent mental decay. As relationships at work become more solid, the desire to defend widens to include the team at work and, by extension, the organization. According to new research, the move towards working from home, though generally supported by many workers, may in the end lead to more social isolation and more stress. Many in fact confess to us that not only do they fail to give adequate recognition at work more often than not, they withhold it from their families. These are the very people whose hands are on the tiller and whose brains need to be working most strategically and innovatively! Compassionate capitalism would do well to begin with establishing a multidirectional culture of praise. People will work hard for a while under threat, but overall they do their best when they feel safe and supported. 7 An organization not showing compassion, that does not look to what its workers really need in terms of their basic psychological drivers, will never get the support needed for cost containment or any major strategic initiative.

Keywords: [“work”,”people”,”organization”]
Source: http://fortinberrymurray.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/The-New-Capitalism-The-Greater-the-Compassion-the-Greater-the-Profit-Jun2013-Effective-Executive.pdf

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 01-29-2018

Compassionate Capitalism

Foundations in Florida and around the United States have not held their end of the bargain. Florida is one of the most which Florida’s ten largest foundations are giving grants to depends on all its communities receiving equal minority-led organizations. Some background information on Florida’s Florida’s minority population increased by 4.6 philanthropic community and percent from 2000-2006.1 Not only has the recommendations for some next steps that minority population continued to grow, but so foundation leaders and community leaders can has the number of minority-owned businesses. Purpose The primary focus of this study was to quantify the Three of Florida’s top foundations focus solely on percentage of domestic grants awarded by Florida’s top education grants, one gives grants to organizations in ten foundations to minority-led Israel only, and another has willed restrictions as to which nonprofit organizations in 2006. Recommendations Florida’s increasing diversity provides an opportunity for Background on Florida Foundations The Foundation Center’s report, Key Facts on Florida the state’s top foundations to increase their grant-giving Foundations reports that 3,874 foundations headquartered many of the top foundations’ grant dollars are leaving the in Florida held more than $19.2 billion in assets in 2006. To increase the level of philanthropic investment in The majority of Florida’s foundations are small; 62% of Florida: to minority-led nonprofits. Foundations should track diversity information for They are also relatively young; half of all Florida foundations have been established since 1995. Foundations should work together with the leaders of organizations by Florida’s top ten foundations was 5.48 minority-led nonprofits to work together and create a percent of its grants and 6.98 percent of its grant dollars. Introduce legislation in Florida to mandate transparency in foundation diversity. Greenlining defines a foundations, each foundation was contacted 50% or more of the organization’s staff through a mailed letter, asking for their input consists of minorities, on the study. Out of the ten foundations We present in this report the percentage of all contacted, only one, the Jessie Ball DuPont grant dollars given by each foundation in 2006 Fund, agreed to participate in the survey. Limited to, the grantee organization and the amount of the grant was obtained from each When categorizing the organizations grants foundation’s publicly-available 990-PF tax given to government agencies, universities, forms.

Keywords: [“Foundation”,”Florida”,”Organization”]
Source: http://www.fmcrc.org/greenliningfloridafoundationstudy.pdf

Mother Teresa’s Ferrari

What if Mother Teresa drove a Ferrari? That’s the premise of an essay by D. A. Wallach to support his claim that compassionate capitalism is a scam. I’ve thought a great deal about compassionate capitalism and its many synonyms, what it means and how we who are critical of it ought to respond. If your goal is to galvanize the public into action, to provoke them into opposition to, for example, compassionate capitalism, the surest way is to frame your argument to appeal to values that are widely held among your audience. If compassionate capitalism contravenes these values, it will presumably generate outrage, calls for reform, boycotts, and other forms of activism, and you as a writer can feel good knowing that you are making a difference. If you as an opponent of compassionate capitalism can identify an obvious value among the public that would encourage their opposition, you can be fairly certain that proponents of compassionate capitalism have also identified it, and are well prepared with counter arguments. Compassionate capitalists have a response at the ready: doesn’t this social convention limit the amount of good that can be done in the world? Does it really make sense to be more forgiving of someone who bought a Ferrari through stock market speculation than someone who did it by giving millions to the poor? Only a theologian would suggest otherwise. The rhetoric of compassionate capitalism seeks to remove the traditional wall between altruism and egotism, allowing non-profits to become more like conventional businesses without hurting their “Brand equity” as charitable endeavors. What’s interesting about this is that it’s a generic statement about how capitalism works, but it’s invoked as if it’s a distinctive feature of compassionate capitalism. The emphasis on greed mischaracterizes the nature of capitalism, and in an abstract debate about whether capitalism is good or not, it would be rejected by its defenders as inaccurate and unfair. The socially conscious entrepreneur concedes this caricature and then claims “But I have created a new, more compassionate version!” And what is this new version? Simply capitalism as it has always been practiced, but now with an aura of virtue and progress for seeming to have reformed itself. Compassionate capitalism moves us backwards. Even if its philanthropic efforts are genuine and sincere, capitalism practiced out of compassion is worse than the self-interested version because it weakens our ability to address the root causes of pressing social problems.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”compassionate”,”non-profit”]
Source: http://www.metareader.org/post/mother-teresas-ferrari.html

Some exceptional governments have adopted public policies that have alleviated the economic disparity in their communities by combining strategies and ideologies from two diverse political systems: capitalism and socialism. The information used for the study is based on the most recent international reports and global circumstances of the international economic system; it is focused on global wealth distribution, income distribution, economic growth and development and the social patterns associated with them. 3.1 The concepts: Economic Growth and Development Every nation in the world seeks to create, promote, and improve social development for their societies. Economic growth may im mply improvem ment in humann developmentt as well, but m mainly under ciircumstances where w economic income is resoourcefully channneled into groowth of humann welfare. If we look at the scoppe of this economic theory on a smaller scalle, we see how w capitalism prromotes the huuge economic disparity betw ween rich and poor people. On the one hand, they can have great assets in terms of productivity and/or economic efficiency – bringing them closer to the northern scale – while, on the other hand, they face other vulnerability factors, which causes them to remain significantly behind the north, and therefore, more related to the underdeveloped world. The world has resorted to a co-dependent, cyclical economic structure that only “Works” in terms of domination – subordination co-relations. Demographic explosion, mass migration, and ageing are direct consequences of capitalism, and they empower economic inequality. What capitalism once reaped as human benefits are now becoming the critical dilemmas that must be solved in order to allow the economic system to survive. 2, No. 4; 2017 why we insist on the imperative necessity for economic intervention from the state: it is the only way to diminish corporate power and cause compassionate capitalism to flourish. In the wake of the 21st century, Tobin´s proposal was again taken up by those against free trade and globalization, referring to it as a feasible alternative for driving development, alleviating economic scarcity and global income distribution disparity. At the same time, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean backed the idea of a global financial and/or monetary transaction taxation, which would begin profoundly reforming the international financial system and its institutions, diminishing financial vulnerability and maintaining stability.

Keywords: [“economic”,”capitalism”,”world”]
Source: http://journal.julypress.com/index.php/ajsss/article/download/262/212

JR Test Site News for 01-12-2018

The System Tester – What are the goals of Software Testing

Linux Testing & Benchmarking Platform, Automated Testing, Open-Source Benchmarking

The Phoronix Test Suite is the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform available that provides an extensible framework for which new tests can be easily added. The software is designed to effectively carry out both qualitative and quantitative benchmarks in a clean, reproducible, and easy-to-use manner. The Phoronix Test Suite can be used for simply comparing your computer’s performance with your friends and colleagues or can be used within your organization for internal quality assurance purposes, hardware validation, and continuous integration / performance management. Phoromatic is the remote management and test orchestration system of the Phoronix Test Suite. Phoromatic allows the automatic scheduling of tests, remote installation of new tests, and the management of multiple test systems all through an intuitive, easy-to-use web interface. Tests can be scheduled to automatically run on a routine basis across multiple test systems. The test results are then available from this centralized, web-based location. OpenBenchmarking.org provides public and private storage of test result data and effective collaboration tools for sharing results and efficiently comparing multiple test result sets. OpenBenchmarking.org also provides a package management system for making accessible new, updated, and third-party test profiles / suites to the users of the Phoronix Test Suite.

Keywords: [“Test”,”Suite”,”Phoronix”]
Source: http://phoronix-test-suite.com

Software Testing vs. Software Quality Assurance

Software Testing is a unique IT job market niche for those who have limited time frame to change career path to a well paid profession. Simply put the job of a software tester is in finding and reporting differences between actual behavior of a software product and its expected behavior. The more technical knowledge the person has the more jobs that person could qualify for. Even with very limited technical skills you can test many web applications from the user stand point email, on-line retail store, web-communities, on-line banking, games, educational services, and many others. Wikipedia defines Software Testing as the process used to measure the quality of developed computer software. Testing is a process of technical investigation, performed on behalf of stakeholders, that is intended to reveal quality-related information about the product with respect to the context in which it is intended to operate. This includes, but is not limited to, the process of executing a program or application with the intent of finding errors. Quality is not an absolute; it is value to some person. With that in mind, testing can never completely establish the correctness of arbitrary computer software; testing furnishes a criticism or comparison that compares the state and behavior of the product against a specification. We at Portnov Computer School define Software Testing as your chance to change your life.

Keywords: [“test”,”Software”,”behavior”]
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUASiRvGkeU

Software Testing & QA

Our dedicated team of skilled software testers, Offshore QA Lab, provides a full range of quality assurance services, including software quality consulting, test planning, test execution and reporting, control of software development processes. Peridion provides quality testing services for nearly every industry across the full testing spectrum leveraging the cost effectiveness of global delivery, deep domain knowledge, leading-edge technology expertise, proven methodologies and tools and effective knowledge transfer. A rich range of offerings that can be tailored to your organization’s needs. A strong testing methodology with distinct phases and well-defined inputs and outputs. Effective process & improvement measures that enable your organization to scale to higher levels of maturity. Robust solutions that are scalable from project to enterprise levels. Flexible partnership models that can be customized to fit your needs. End to end test management and ownership models to optimize your test organization. Metrics and SLA driven engagements to maximize Return on Investment and Year on Year returns. Tools driven approach focused on improving productivity and time to market. Dedicated pool of professional testers experienced in various industry standard automation tools Certified ISTQB and CSTE professionals.

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Source: http://peridion.com/technology/software_testing.php

Machines and Instruments to Test and Measure the Physical Properties of Materials

Introducing a NEW Modern Ink Rub TesterContinuous NEW product developments at TMI announce the introduction of the model 10-20 Ink Rub Tester. The new unit features 5 fixed speeds and variable speed selection between 20 and 110 cycles per second. A new robust mechanical design and enhanced electronics provide unmatched capabilities and precision. Come see us and learn how TMI instruments puts your package integrity to the test! TMI Proudly introduces our NEW 32-76e COF tester with Peel CapabilitiesOur NEW 32-76e coefficient of friction/peel tester uses advanced digital force signaling and high-speed data acquisition software to provide unmatched precision and repeatability in COF and peel testing. Improved features include a color touchscreen display, GraphMasterPro PC-software package and intuitive software user interface for easy navigation and test method storage. New peel testing capabilities include 180° peel and T-peel measurements. Testing Machines Inc. has just published a comprehensive new product catalog on its line of testing instruments for flexible and rigid plastics. The catalog also includes contacts for the company’s extensive customer support team to assist buyers with selection, calibration, installation and service of TMI products.

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Source: https://www.testingmachines.com

Download Free GMATPrep® Software

Get an overview of the GMAT exam basics, learn about the different question types and understand the structure and format of the GMAT exam. Try retired GMAT exam questions, review your progress and apply what you learned in two full-length GMAT exams. Explore strategies to help you go further, buy more questions and find additional prep tools to meet your needs. Two full-length computer adaptive practice GMAT exams* with answers Ability to extend GMATPrep software by purchasing additional questions or exams Select Section Order – Users can select the order of the exam sections for all practice exams. Users taking an exam more than twice will see the same questions repeated. 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks. 512MB of RAM Screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher. Please keep the GMATPrep® software updated as technical support is only available for the latest version. If you have GMATPrep® v2.1 or higher, the application will notify you when a new version becomes available-the text ‘Update available’ will appear at the top right of the home screen.

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