J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 09-11-2018

Define Compassionate at Dictionary.com

Having or showing compassion: a compassionate person; a compassionate letter. Granted in an emergency: compassionate military leave granted to attend a funeral. Release was cancelled and he was sent back to his cell. I know there are police officers who are kind, compassionate. People were attracted to early Christianity by its compassionate. 

Such is the Sierra Leonean way, the most tolerant, compassionate. Historical ExamplesOur Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate…Were you to know how I have suffered, you would be compassionate…He was quite incapable of any compassionate. Not one to save her,-not one of all the compassionate. The others looked at him and smiled with an air of compassionate. British Dictionary definitions for compassionatecompassionateadjective. 

Showing or having compassion.compassionate leave. Leave granted, esp to a serviceman, on the grounds of bereavement, family illness, etc. 

Keywords: [“compassionate”,”leave”,”Granted”]
Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/compassionate

I Am….Consciousness

I AM the believer limited by my beliefs, the knower defined by the known. The world is my conditioned consciousness objectified. That which I feel and believe to be true of myself is now projected in space as my world. The world, my mirrored self, ever bears witness of the state of consciousness in which I live. There is no chance or accident responsible for the things that happen to me or the environment in which I find myself. 

Nor is predestined fate the author of my fortunes or misfortunes. Innocence and guilt are mere words with no meaning to the law of consciousness, except as they reflect the state of consciousness itself. The consciousness of guilt calls forth condemnation. Man everlastingly objectifies the state of consciousness in which he abides but he has somehow or other become confused in the interpretation of the law of cause and effect. He has forgotten that it is the inner state which is the cause of the outer manifestation! 

Keywords: [“consciousness”,”state”,”world”]
Source: http://www.ideals-in-motion.com/ideals/2018/07/i-amconsciousness.html

Post-Postmodernism: or, The Cultural Logic of Just-in-Time Capitalism

Post-Postmodernism surveys a wide variety of cultural texts in pursuing its analyses-everything from the classic rock of Black Sabbath to the post-Marxism of Antonio Negri, from considerations of the corporate university to the fare at the cineplex, from reading experimental literature to gambling in Las Vegas, from Badiou to the undergraduate classroom. Insofar as cultural realms of all kinds have increasingly been overcoded by the languages and practices of economics, Nealon aims to construct a genealogy of the American present, and to build a vocabulary for understanding the relations between economic production and cultural production today-when American-style capitalism, despite its recent battering, seems nowhere near the point of obsolescence. Post-postmodern capitalism is seldom late but always just in time. It requires an updated conceptual vocabulary for diagnosing and responding to our changed situation. 

Keywords: [“cultural”,”Nealon”,”capitalism”]
Source: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=21791

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

Doomsday may be a century or two away, but the quality of life up to that point will have deteriorated at an increasing pace. Pursuing four central strategies of natural capitalism, these authors say, will enable commercial enterprises and communities to operate as if all forms of capital were important. The core strategy is that of radically increasing resource productivity by being more efficient, less wasteful in how natural resources are extracted and used. America doesn’t need the next industrial revolution. America needs a new and better capitalism that enfolds industry without its corpocracy. 

This article was posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 8:18pm and is filed under Book Review, Capitalism. 

Keywords: [“Natural”,”Capitalism”,”need”]
Source: https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/05/natural-capitalism-creating-the…

The Mythology of Work

The pamphlete The Mythology of Work is a small selection from the book work published by the CrimethInc. collective. It dispels eight myths which hold on to work as something good for you and the society. CrimethInc., also known by other names, such as CWC or Crimethinc, is considered more of a mindset than an organization by the active participants in the ongoing CrimethInc. experiment. 

They are profoundly anti-capitalist, with critical looks at culture, politics, life, work, and radical ways of living one’s life. It was initially associated with the North American anarcho-punk scene, but since has expanded into nearly all areas of the current global resistance to empire. 

Keywords: [“Crimethinc”,”Work”,”life”]
Source: https://www.rootsofcompassion.org/The-Mythology-of-Work-CrimethInc_1

Liberalism Synonyms, Liberalism Antonyms

I was ashamed of him, and sick of Liberalism, as I sat there. A Liberalism worthy of the word should lift its head and see new paths. Even the dreadful Hamidian tyranny could not kill Turkish liberalism. They call us Rationalists; take care you don’t fall into Liberalism. The spirit of liberalism was abroad in the sons of the Puritans. 

I have always been inclined to liberalism, but I have wished for gradual changes only. On the other hand, there was a confident Liberalism which inspired a whole party. It is not sufficient, I think, to say that Liberalism is demanded. 

Keywords: [“Liberalism”]
Source: https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/liberalism

Billionaire Home Depot Founder Says Pope Francis Is Alienating The Rich – Talking Points Memo

Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone has a warning for Pope Francis. A major Republican donor, Langone told CNBC in a story published online Monday that wealthy people such as himself might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality. Langone, who is leading an effort to raise money for the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan said he relayed these concerns to Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York. 

Keywords: [“Langone”,”Pope”,”people”]
Source: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ken-langone-pope-francis

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 06-30-2018

Amway Founders Heritage & Values: Fundamentals of Success

Market Capitalism and Caring for “the Least of These” – in All things

Earlier this year Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, received a lot of attention from the mass media, so I decided to read it. I started reading it and my spirits were immediately lifted by the exuberance of the opening pages. The joy of the gospel about which Pope Francis speaks so eloquently in his apostolic exhortation comes from living one’s life in Christ. A most significant part of that life of joy comes in loving our neighbor, especially that neighbor who is one of the least that Christ talks of in Matthew 25 with such compassion. How we can best love and serve that neighbor is not always easy to determine in our modern economy but a look at the Pope’s discussion of the social dimensions of the gospel, especially his emphasis on the workings of the free market and its exploitation of the poor, might give us some direction. 

Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. There are theologians who argue that the poor benefit greatly by a capitalistic system. If we took a survey of poverty around the world, I suspect we would find it difficult to discern a measurable trickle-down effect from modern capitalism. Certainly statistics on American wealth and poverty indicate that the top 1 or 5 percent are getting wealthier, almost everyone else is getting poorer, and income disparity of astounding proportions is still wretchedly apparent. What concerns me as a Christian, is the way so many Christians preach Free Market capitalism as if it is a doctrine of the Christian faith. 

Most Christians I encounter who are in business or banking or business education at the college level or a part of that amorphous group called the Religious Right view the Free Market with benign acceptance. For them, John Schneider and Novak speak with more authority than the Pope or Kuyper. 

Keywords: [“Kuyper”,”Pope”,”poor”]
Source: https://inallthings.org/market-capitalism-and-caring-for-the-least…

Poverty Capitalism: Interview with Ananya Roy

Ananya Roy: Microfinance is one of those rare poverty alleviation ideas whose popularity cuts across the ideological spectrum. Proponents of social justice have hailed microfinance as an instrument to fight the redlining of the poor by exclusionary financial institutions. Although microfinance is not a substantial sector in the budgets of multilateral and bilateral donors, it is quite literally everywhere in the world of development, repeatedly touted as a poverty panacea. New portals of development, such as Kiva.org, have also made it possible for the globally minded citizens of the global North to feel an immediate and intimate connection to microfinance and to the poor women who are most often microfinance borrowers. There are at least two distinct paradigms at work within the world of microfinance: one where microfinance is a global financial industry and an increasingly profitable asset class; the second where microfinance is a part of an overall package of pro-poor development. 

Ananya Roy: Yes, this is a fundamental contradiction that lies at the heart of microfinance, and indeed many other poverty-alleviation efforts as well. Many proponents of microfinance see it as an alternative to state-led development, and as testament to the entrepreneurial efforts of the poor. Ananya Roy: Microfinance bears many of the characteristics of subprime lending. Very few genres of microfinance tackle such issues; those that do not systematically depoliticize the question of poverty. Josh Leon: Microfinance has long been applied in rural settings, an obvious place to look for the world’s poor. 

Ananya Roy: Many poverty alleviation interventions have been developed and implemented in rural areas-such as the famous conditional cash transfer programs of Mexico and Brazil and the microfinance programs of Bangladesh. Ananya Roy: Your poetic question is about microfinance but it also speaks to broader trends-to millennial challenges and hopes. 

Keywords: [“Microfinance”,”Poverty”,”Development”]
Source: https://fpif.org/poverty_capitalism_interview_with_ananya_roy

why is capitalism good

That’s why i think capitalism has it’s strong propaganda too and i don’t see any different between propaganda’s of capitalism and socialism. If we analyze their situation we see that good socialism is better than bad capitalism while socialism is for people and not for millionaires. Yes today i think that good socialism is better than bad capitalism, but if someone will ask me which one is better for me, as person who born in post-soviet union country i choose Socialism for my country while capitalism failed in eastern European countries. The main argument that says capitalism is bad goes like this: people need to be controlled or the greedy and the powerful will use the good hard-working people of the earth and destroy the earth while they are at it. To understand why capitalism is good consider the alternative. 

Capitalism like democracy believes that men are basically good and when they act on their enlighten self-interest society as a whole is lifted to a higher level, just compare North Korea and South Korea. I live in Eastern Europe in a ex-communist country and for anyone who thinks capitalism is wrong or evil or does not work, should come here and see what the alternatives to capitalism did to the people of many countries. It should be noted that crony capitalism should not be confused with true capitalism. As outlandish as this may seem, capitalism is a good thing, maybe not the best system to have, but it is the best one we have got. The current American system of capitalism is rife with discrimination, sexism, and willingness to not reward people for their hard work. 

True capitalism does not discriminate, if two people do the same of work, then they should get the same amount of pay, regardless of gender, race, or anything else. Capitalism is a good thing as it provides us all a motivation and a chance to succeed; and don’t think for a minute that what we have today is capitalist, because it is not. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”government”,”people”]
Source: http://gopplatform2008.com/essayshark/why-is-capitalism-good

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 06-16-2018

Attempting the Impossible – Calculating Capitalism’s Death Toll – Guerrilla Ontology

When one sees one of those massive lists of the death toll of Communism on Tumblr, one inevitably see, if sources are included, the name RJ Rummel over and over and over again. In order to show you that Rummel’s figures are way off the wall, I will take a closer look at the dictator who’s death toll has the highest consensus – Hitler. While it is true that there is some debate about whether the Holocaust occurred or how many people perished under the Third Reich, the overall historical consensus is more stable than Stalin or Mao’s death toll which changes every year as a new book is published or new archives are explored. Not all were tried, but most of the 50,000 who were, were sent to normal prison which did not mean death. Given the lack of data on their part and their own numbers, assuming a 100% death rate, adding up to only 32,300, that is what I will go with. 

The first, and most obvious, deals with the death toll that the book posits. The book, written by professor Stéphane Courtois, tries to posit that there have been about 100 million deaths due to Communism. Two of the book’s main contributors, Nicolas Werth and Jean-Louis Margolin, publicly stated that Courtois either inflated numbers for the purpose of achieving his goal of 100 million or that he cut corners and ignored deaths in some places. Of the 100 million deaths, most are due to famine which, assuming the figures are actually correct, are the result of mismanagement and stupidity as opposed to government malevolence. Assuming that the figures are accurate, the death toll of capitalism is going to outweigh this anyway. 

Before I continue however, an important note must be made: unlike the death tolls associated with Communism, the deaths caused by capitalism are usually the result of capitalist constructions, be they systemic poverty, imperialism, Atlantic and post-Atlantic slavery, etc. In third world countries, the United States, on its quest for empire, has been responsible for 6,000,000 deaths. 

Keywords: [“death”,”Rummel”,”War”]
Source: http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible…

Capitalism has a Role in Fighting Poverty

Any time of year is a good time to discuss poverty, but the subject has obvious resonance at Christmas. The Pope’s letter also took capitalism in general to task, which is troubling because the relationship between wealth creation and the alleviation of poverty is often misunderstood. Pope Francis does not make this next distinction, but his critique applies better to crony capitalism than to competitive capitalism. Crony capitalism wherever it occurs, is not capitalism properly understood, where people are free to bargain and choose goods and services – trade, in other words, an activity human beings have engaged in for much of history. Far from enhancing those who already possess wealth, competitive capitalism – and within the rule of law, property rights, other civil rights and sound currencies – allows entrepreneurs to compete in existing markets or edge out old goods with new, innovative products. 

The late Angus Maddison, a British economist who famously surveyed the world economy, concluded that the growth of international trade and capital was one major reason for the reduction in absolute poverty over the centuries. The authors found that between 1970 and 2006, poverty rates around the world fell by 80 per cent. Capitalism does help reduce poverty, providing it is more the competitive type than the crony type. None of this means that some people will not attempt to combine money and power to abuse others, or that capitalism will solve every social ill. The claim is only that poverty rates would be vastly higher absent open markets and competitive entrepreneurs, as indeed such rates were when protectionism, mercantilism and socialism were more influential around the world. 

Argentina today has much poverty, and that reality has informed the real-world experience of the current Pope. Pope Francis’s capitalism critique is too general, but there is indeed a problem with crony capitalism. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”poverty”,”Pope”]
Source: https://freedomtalk.ca/v2/capitalism-has-a-role-in-fighting-poverty

The compassionate state

Students of history know that communism saved capitalism after the Second World War. The welfare state enjoyed a rebirth when countries, especially those in Europe lying prostrate after the conflagrations, kindled a romance with the idea Marx and Lenin wrought. The West, including the United States, strengthened the social buoy of the poor and vulnerable although the idea dated back to the years of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck in the 19th century. They are the old who cannot earn any more money, the young and old who cannot get healing, the children too poor to afford books and food at schools, the disenfranchised business person who cannot get seed money to pursue the dreams of independence. I had an opportunity to sit as an observer at the state of Osun’s executive council recently and observed the essence of his style. 

As Laoye-Tomori showed in her power-point presentation, in the past year the inflow into schools had leaped from between 25 percent and 30 percent. The students would now have school uniforms, spinning an industry and a jobs spur that locals are taking advantage of to tailor and provide the uniforms all over the state. The thousands of children in Osun who are abandoning idleness at home and on the streets for school are witnessing the greatest liberation: of the human mind. The state has obviously a mobile medical system where communication between the deprived and the caregiver is streamlined. What is being done for the elderly in terms of free healthcare in some states, like Lagos, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti, will help improve life expectancy. 

After the U.S. won the war of independence, Jefferson accused President Washington of apostasy for creating an elite society with Alexander Hamilton when he set up institutions for a strong federal state. From the droves of children going to school in Osuns now, we know that is not true. 

Keywords: [“state”,”school”,”world”]
Source: http://thenationonlineng.net/the-compassionate-state/#respond

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-14-2018

Competitive Enterprise Institute

It’s much more fashionable to attack Adam Smith these days than to read him. Yes, he favored economic liberalism, which wasn’t exactly in style in his time. There are two main drivers behind Smithian liberalism, neither of them cold or calculating. The foundation of Smith’s moral theory is the impartial spectator theory. Smith is well known for being an ardent free trader. 

The second driver of Smith’s brand of market capitalism is compassion for the poor. Liberalism properly understood – free markets, free trade, free migration, etc. Creates more wealth more quickly than any other economic system. In Smith’s time, the average person worldwide made around $3 per day. Today, in countries that have embraced liberalism, you can make $100 a day and consider yourself middle class. 

Rejecting liberalism means forcing the poor to miss out on the Great Fact. Smith favored liberalism because it is not only moral, it makes life better for the poor. 

Keywords: [“liberalism”,”Smith”,”trade”]
Source: https://cei.org/blog/compassion-adam-smith

Compassionate Capitalism: People Helping People Help Themselves

A plan that has made him one of America’s richest men, and that has made Amway one of the great corporate success stories of our time. Compassionate Capitalism spells out clearly and eloquently the guiding principles and concrete steps to making your life and your world better. Rich DeVos shows how your energy, your ambition, and your spirit of enterprise can travel together down a path in which the spirit of capitalism and moral values inextricably merge. Interweaving his own amazing story with vivid personal histories of men and women around the world, Rich DeVos illustrates both how success is achieved and what it truly means. He demonstrates that compassionate capitalism is the only solution to the most crucial issues of our time, and to the many other challenges that face us in the closing decade of this century and in the beginning of the next. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”DeVos”,”Rich”]
Source: https://books.google.com/books/about/Compassionate_Capitalism.html?id=dvTfTnnjxOsC

Buy Compassionate Capitalism Book Online at Low Prices in India

There are lots of wealthy people out there but most aren’t truly happy. This is largely because they aren’t fulfilling a higher purpose with their businesses, they’re simply out there trying to survive in the often cutthroat business world. Contrary to a lot of advice you may have heard out there on how to successfully build a prosperous business, DeVos claims that integrating compassion for your fellow man with lucrative opportunities is the real secret to security and happiness. It’s the knowledge that what you’re doing is making a difference that makes you feel worthy of the privilege and comfort of wealth. Even before the wealth comes, having a compassionate attitude along with sound business acumen goes a long way towards increasing your chances of attaining wealth and influence. 

A great book written in a language anyone can understand. 

Keywords: [“business”,”wealth”,”out”]
Source: https://www.amazon.in/Compassionate-Capitalism-Rich-DeVos/dp/0452270510

Entrepreneurs + Investors + Funded Innovation + Generational Wealth + Compassionate Capitalism

History has shown that the Greatest Wealth is Created through Entrepreneurism. Every Innovation that improves our lives came from an Entrepreneur with an idea; a strategy to succeed; and the funding to execute. The Good News: You don’t have to start a great company when you can invest in a great company and reap the same rewards as the founders. Recent regulatory changes have made that easier than ever to happen. We help Entrepreneurs and Investors create their legacy in the innovation they bring to market and the generational wealth they create. 

The men and women who take the road less traveled and invest in exciting private companies before they go public, have the opportunity that few realize – create wealth, leave a legacy of innovation, and have personal pride in knowing they impacted their community with new jobs and opportunities. 

Keywords: [“create”,”company”,”Innovation”]
Source: https://www.karenrands.co/

National Network of Angel Investors

All of these terms are buzz words for a simple concept. Investing in a small business when they are still private and have tremendous growth potential, so that the value of that stock creates a multiple on your money when they get sold or go public. The National Network of Angel Investors is the 4th generation of an angel investor group started in 1994, the Network of Business Acquirers and Investors. It is made up of angel groups that are forming all over the United States for a singular purpose – to have a direct impact on growing their wealth while increasing the jobs in the market and funding innovation. When you are ready to start angel investing, you’ll gain exclusive access to screened and vetted entrepreneurial endeavors with tremendous potential. 

Keywords: [“Angel”,”investor”,”start”]
Source: http://nationalnetworkofangelinvestors.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: [“issues”,”Pope”,”Part”]
Source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/pope-francis-wants-us-stop-worshipping-capitalism

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 04-24-2018

LSE Business Review – Compassionate capitalism: Lessons from medieval Cambridge

Using recently discovered documents on medieval Cambridge we have investigated how money was made through property speculation and how the profits of successful speculation were spent. Property markets developed in medieval England when burgage plots were laid out in new or expanding towns by local landowners, with the king’s permission. Property was a desirable asset in medieval Cambridge, much as it is today! Medieval speculators invested in a variety of properties. Property hot-spots with high-rents can be identified in three parts of medieval Cambridge: at the road junction by the Hospital; west of the market; and near the river just south of the Hospital. 

Map of medieval Cambridge showing property hotspots. Cambridge was home to several families who had acquired property through the military service of their Norman ancestors, including the Dunning family who owned 12 plots in 1279. Profits from the property market were recycled back into the community through donations to religious houses, hospitals and churches. Compassionate capitalism involved high levels of charitable giving to hospitals, monasteries, churches and colleges which helped disseminate the economic benefits of the ‘winners’ of the commercial revolution. The post gives the views of its authors, not the position of LSE Business Review or the London School of Economics. 

She is a medieval historian by training and her publications include a co-authored book with Mark Casson on The Entrepreneur in History: From Medieval Merchant to Modern Business Leader – Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan – and articles in Urban History, Business History and the Economic History Review. John Lee is a Research Associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York. Katie Phillips is an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded PhD student in Medieval Studies at the University of Reading. 

Keywords: [“property”,”medieval”,”Hospital”]
Source: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2017/06/05/compassionate-capitalism…

Capitalism, Corporatism, Free Markets

At some point, a collective decision was made that the unions should be given such expanded powers that they could destroy the company if they wanted. The union doesn’t profit from increasing profits and building a healthy company, it profits from building an overstaffed company that exists to benefit its employees. The union would have been better served if it divvied up the right to collect a union payout from GM among the workers of the time and let them sell the claims. What would have been much more honest and worked better would have been outright nationalization of GM when the rules were set up that the UAW could destroy the company. The toxin in this case may be a lot of things but it is an abomination to a free market, and it has destroyed the American auto industry. 

Far from vanishing, many of GM’s assets would be quickly purchased by competent foreign automakers eager to expand their capacity in what is the world’s largest auto market. Happily, the list of well-run car companies, from Toyota to Nissan to Porsche, is long. If GM is going to get federal money, it should go toward buyouts of long-term employees, and then let the market work to redeploy its assets toward more useful purposes than maintaining an expensive company-town welfare state, that makes cars on the side. Matt Welch says to the barricades to defend free markets. As Jonah says, markets are more than this information delivery system. 

Liberty demands property rights which demand free markets. In the fifties he tried door-to-door in Lansing after moving to Michigan with his upper Midwest bride, but when he got an offer at A.C. Spark Plug in her home town he took it, and settled into a middle-class lifestyle, during the best years of the company, in which he raised his family. 

Keywords: [“company”,”market”,”right”]
Source: http://www.transterrestrial.com/archives/2008/11/capitalism_corp.html

Get Ready: Pope’s Arrival Will Commence a Week of Trashing Capitalism

RUSH: The pope, Pope Francis, took off from Cuba within the last, what was it, half hour. What’s really remarkable is that Obama and Moochelle are going to be there to greet the pope as he descends the stairs. Thomas Sowell has a column today about the pope and his arrival, but primary it’s about the pope’s message. Of course the pope believes that we’ve all done a rotten, horrible job of it, and that governments need to get bigger and they need to become populated with more and more compassionate people to find ways to get rid of poverty. The message of this pope and every other leftist in the world is that prosperity is causing poverty. 

That’s why we need a great compassionate person like Obama or the pope to make sure that the pieces of the pie are not extraordinarily large for the undeserving and microscopically small for the truly deserving. He does not hold a single belief when it comes to such things as contraception, abortion, you name it, with the Catholic Church or with the pope. We’ve already read that Obama plans to hide the advancement of his agenda behind the pope. In the process make it look like this pope is abandoning his own church in favor of the liberal church. If the pope comes along and all of a sudden supports amnesty, which the pope is going to do. 

I’ll just tell you, I read that the church needs – it might have been the Washington Post or it might have been the New York Times, I forget the news publication it was, but it said that the church, the pope is interested in immigration and amnesty and immigrants because they need to fill the pews, just like the Democrats need voters. The reason the Catholic Church, the pope is supporting our amnesty, immigration, is a desire to restock, if you will, the pews. 

Keywords: [“pope”,”That's”,”Church”]
Source: https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/09/22/get_ready_pope_s…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-21-2018

Bernie Sanders Went to Rome to Discuss the Immorality of Unfettered Capitalism

For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Travel With The Nation Be the first to hear about Nation Travels destinations, and explore the world with kindred spirits. Did you know you can support The Nation by drinking wine? Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders met one another Saturday morning, before the pontiff flew to Greece to show solidarity with migrants and the senator flew to New York to renew his campaign for the presidency. “I told him that I was incredibly appreciative of the incredible role that he is playing in this planet in discussing issues about the need for an economy based on morality, not greed,” said Sanders, who, though he differs with the pope on a number of issues, has hailed the pontiff for repeatedly attempting to focus the global discourse on issues of economic injustice. What mattered more was the purpose that brought Sanders to the Vatican. The Democratic presidential contender took two days away from the campaign trail to speak at a Vatican conference that highlighted concerns about capitalism that have long occupied the church but that Pope Francis brought to the forefront by decrying “An economic system which leads to this tragedy; an economic system which has at its center an idol called money.” Sanders has made no secret of his regard for the pontiff’s economic analysis. Before leaving the Vatican, he told reporters: “I have been enormously impressed with Pope Francis speaking out and his visionary views about creating a moral economy, an economy that works for all people, not just the people on top.”

Keywords: [“issue”,”Pope”,”Nation”]
Source: https://www.thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-just-met-with…

Passion for Justice

Financial Times recently offered an insert magazine on “The Future of Capitalism.” This debate brought in great economist such as Alan Greenspan, Joseph Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, Gary Becker and others. These economist shared different perspectives with regards to where the emphasize for a new model of global Capitalism should be. First it is accepted that unregulated capitalism or Market Fundamentalism has failed us. Of primary importance now is the stabilization of the market and on this note I did notice that many economist did agree with a strategy for stabilizing the financial institutions. The market should be transparent and held to public accountability. Public regulations should be carefully developed so that they safeguard the public from market volatility but that they do not obstruct the flow of the market. One cannot of course look to the market alone to produce a virtues system since the market itself is value free. This is where our political and social institutions come in, to nudge the market in a way that it can bring financial growth and prosperity while making sure that it does so in a way that can compassionately address the needs of all who are affected by the market. As we are a religious community we do not attempt to offer actual economic policies, but in this blog we would like to highlight an economist who offers some interesting insight into policies that some of us feel may bring about a compassionate form of capitalism. Hernando De Soto is a famous Peruvian economist who promotes the cause of bringing capitalism to the poor by giving people in developing countries an actual opportunity to have access to capital and basic protection of rights to property as well as basic human services and needs.

Keywords: [“Market”,”economist”,”Capitalism”]
Source: https://passionistjpic.wordpress.com/tag/global-economy

Profits with a Purpose

To reintroduce myself and the purpose of this blog- my name is Katie and I’m a senior journalism student at UNC-CH. This semester, I’m studying Conscious Capitalism and how it’s been changing free-enterprise capitalism as a whole. I’ve begun reading the Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey and Raj Sisodia’s book Conscious Capitalism. What is Conscious Capitalism? In his book, Mackey states his vision for Conscious Capitalism: “Together, business leaders can liberate the extraordinary power of business and capitalism to create a world in which all people live lives full of purpose, love, and creativity – a world of compassion, freedom and prosperity.” Conscious businesses are businesses galvanized by higher purposes that serve and align the interests of all their major stakeholders, according to Mackey. These are businesses with conscious leaders who care about their people and the company’s purpose. Conscious businesses understand that stakeholders really matter. Mackey recalls the unexpected happening-dozens of customers and neighbors came to the store to help clean and fix the store. The support from other stakeholders was remarkable- even suppliers offered to resupply Whole Foods on credit. Mackey stated, “The flood demonstrated to us that all our stakeholders have the potential to form close relationships with us, to care and to commit intensely.” He then posed the question, “What more proof did we need that stakeholders matter, that they embody the heart, soul and lifeblood of an enterprise?”. Whole Foods is not alone as a conscious business that creates multiple kinds of value and well-being for all stakeholders. Next time, I’ll discuss what Conscious Capitalism is not.

Keywords: [“Conscious”,”Capitalism”,”stakeholders”]
Source: https://profitswithapurpose.wordpress.com/2013/09

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-06-2018

Letter: Capitalism is not evil

While the author of a recent letter that attacked capitalism had a few valid points, I disagree vehemently with her conclusion that capitalism is “Intrinsically flawed,” implying it is even evil. Someone once said capitalism is the worst economic system, except for all the others. Yes, there are many faults in capitalism, but because of the freedoms inherent in our system, we do still have a system of checks and balances. That is not the fault of the system, but of ourselves. I would illustrate my view of the difference between capitalism and socialism to the story of two brothers. One worked hard in school, got a scholarship to college, worked long hours in his profession and prospered. Socialism has less motivation to work hard because the expectation is that the government will take care of you. China began to prosper only when it began to allow the people to get the rewards of their hard work. Yes, there are faults in our system of free enterprise, but there are greater faults in every other system. We can only do that because we are prosperous, and we are prosperous because of our system of free enterprise.

Keywords: [“system”,”work”,”capitalism”]
Source: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865694887/Letter-Capitalism-is…

Pope Francis on capitalism

The church began to proclaim a consistently strong message on social justice in 1891 when Pope Leo XIII issued his encyclical Rerum Novarum. Every pope since then has upheld the rights of workers, and the need to provide a living wage and decent working conditions to everyone. Now Pope Francis is adding his voice to the chorus of papal statements fostering social justice. While the writings of other popes have tended to sit on shelves collecting dust, the words of Pope Francis are front and center in the current debate. Wittingly or unwittingly, the pope has waded into this debate. This straightforward style also leads to a third factor, which involves the content of what Pope Francis is saying. Pope Francis’ writing and speaking style is clear and unambiguous. Finally, Francis makes clear that unless opportunities are provided for the poor, violence and conflict will inevitably result. It would be difficult to read these words and believe that the pope is just some nice guy who feels compassion for the poor. Francis speaks clearly and dramatically about structural problems that need to be addressed.

Keywords: [“Pope”,”world”,”Francis”]
Source: https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/pope-francis-capitalism

Product Release: Marketplace Live Conscious Capitalism® Game

Dr. Ernie Cadotte, Dr. Raj Sisodia, and the Conscious Capitalism® Institute have teamed up to create a new simulation. It is called Conscious Capitalism® in the Marketplace. The simulation is designed to illustrate and reinforce the key tenants of the Conscious Capitalism® movement. The Conscious Capitalism® scenario is played out through industry news releases and in-basket memos. Here are some specifics about the play of the Conscious Capitalism® game. The simulation is built upon the Venture Strategy game, one of our most popular Marketplace Live simulations. In the first two quarters of the game, there are not many conscious issues to delve into. Though there are a few references and a couple of key strategic decisions, the conscious element is subtle. The goal of the first two quarters is to get students acquainted with the software, game scenario, decisions, and information before they tackle conscious issues. Once the Conscious Capitalism® simulation is out of the beta stage of testing, our support and sales team will be happy to give personal tours of the game.

Keywords: [“Conscious”,”simulation”,”Capitalism”]
Source: https://www.marketplace-simulation.com/blog/new-product…

Inventory of the Foundation for a Compassionate Society collection, 1976-1997

The Foundation operated as an umbrella organization for peace projects that Vaughan was involved with at the time. Content Abstract: The collection consists of articles, brochures, pamphlets, clippings and other printed material. Genevieve Vaughan is an independent researcher who has funded projects by women to further the work of social change. She has been working on the theory of a maternal gift economy as an alternative to Patriarchal Capitalism for many years. The Foundation for a Compassionate Society closed in 1998. Scope and Content Note The collection consists of articles, brochures, pamphlets, clippings and other printed material. Restrictions Access Restrictions This collection is housed at UTSA’s Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form. Usage Restrictions The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Processing Information More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.

Keywords: [“collection”,”Access”,”Restrictions”]
Source: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00185/utsa-00185.html

January 22, 2018

My gaze fell upon the guilty elderly man and his wife. The elderly lady spoke to the man in Marathi, reminding him that the locals that they had traveled in before never had closed doors. The elderly man allayed her fears, saying that positive changes must have happened. I decided to wait and see whether a ticket checker would come by. My heart froze as the ticket checker walked seat by seat. The ticket checker arrived at our seat, he looked at my season ticket with a cursory glance and gave it back. He asked the elderly couple and the man took out two carefully kept tickets of Rs. 20 each from a plastic pouch in his front pocket and handed it to the ticket checker. The ticket checker held the tickets in front of him and looked back and forth at the couple. The ticket checker said, “Kaka, He AC Local aahe. Hyaat vegla ticket lagta”. Suddenly, after a moment the ticket checker said, “No problem, Do one thing, get down at the next station.” At this moment, I found my voice as I said, “Nahi tyana mahit navhta”.

Keywords: [“ticket”,”man”,”checker”]
Source: https://nobodyreadsabloganymore.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/…

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

Extra Large Wooden Salad Bowl

Women leather sandals, gladiator women sandals, fabric wallets. Elephant-Grass totes with hand-stitched leather trim. Bracelets and bohemian pendants made from wood & brass. Hand-woven Masai blanket fabric and authentic Kikoy wraps. Every item from the Harkiss Designs collection is an embodiment of skill, dexterity, and dreams. Each handcrafted treasure brings East African women artisans’ one step closer to achieving their independence. Choose fair trade certified East African accessories and fair trade gifts. We believe in compassionate capitalism and by shopping here you will support that causeand allow you to look good doing it.

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 02-01-2018

Conscious Capitalism

“The true purpose of business is to improve our lives and create value for all stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, investors, and society at large,” say John Mackey and Raj Sisodia, the co-authors of a new book called Conscious Capitalism. They were among the major speakers at the ground-breaking conference I recently attended called Conscious Capitalism: Elevating Humanity through Conscious Business. I’ve been writing about the movement to bring spiritual values into business since 1998, but I was initially skeptical about this new Conscious Capitalism movement as Mackey made some bizarre political statements recently that drew a lot of criticism. I found the philosophy and the examples presented by the Conscious Capitalism conference and his book both intriguing and inspiring-as well as brilliant marketing for Mackey’s company. As Casey Sheahan, CEO of Patagonia, the popular outdoor clothing company said at the conference, “Leadership is an inside job.” By becoming more conscious, capitalism can create more community, more mutuality, and paradoxically, more profit because it engages all the stakeholders in the system in a mutually beneficial way. Conscious businesses are growing today in the real world and a representative sample has outperformed the overall stock market by a ratio of over 10 to 1 from 1996 to 2011 according to Conscious Capitalism. “Our success didn’t come from focusing on money,” Fedele Bauccio reported at the Conscious Capitalism conference. Mackey and Sisodia outline four keys in their Conscious Capitalism book for long-term success: having a higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management. These 100 Best Companies outperformed the market between 1997 and 2011, according to Conscious Capitalism. Suppliers are also key stakeholders in Conscious Capitalism. Financial stakeholders who are guided by values and connected with their higher purpose are essential to Conscious Capitalism, according to Mackey and Sisodia. If this Conscious Capitalism movement continues to prove the business case for applying consciousness principles, and the profits of companies applying them grow more rapidly than others-this might actually help change the world!

Keywords: [“Conscious”,”business”,”Capitalism”]
Source: http://www.visionarylead.org/conscious-capitalism.html

Is Pope Francis a Socialist?

Soon the sense of shock subsided as his successor, the first Latin American pope – Papa Francis – charmed the world. By taking the name Francis – after Francis of Assisi, the 13th century saint – the new pope made a declaration of intent one that no previous pope had dared make: He renounced the fortune and status he was born into, to live humbly among the poor. “They were used to an almost weekly attack against Benedict XVI. “Now, the mood has changed completely. The pope is so popular, a spokesman for CBS says his network runs an item on the pope every few days.” Before they join in the songs of praise for the pope they need to know which side the pope is on. Of course, the notion that Pope Francis is a true socialist is absurd. Nothing Pope Francis has said or done would suggest for a moment that he is a dangerous radical or even that he secretly harbors socialist thoughts. Pope Francis leans out to touch a child’s head as he arrives in Saint Peter’s Square for his inaugural mass at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural mass on Tuesday among political and religious leaders from around the world and amid a wave of hope for a renewal of the scandal-plagued Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis is silhouetted against window light at the end of a meeting with Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at the Vatican October 25, 2013. Vallely, who investigated the incident for his book, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots, found witnesses in Argentina who claimed that a remorseful Bergoglio worked tirelessly behind the scenes to free the two priests. Including Vallely, read huge significance in the pope’s meeting last summer with Gustavo Gutierrez, the Peruvian founder of Liberation Theology: Francis was bringing in from the cold the radical, egalitarian activist that Polish and German popes, raised in the shadow of Soviet communism, had flatly rejected. The argument about Pope Francis is not confined to economics; it goes to the very heart of Catholic teaching: What is the church for? Are its priests glorified social workers who assist the vulnerable and marginalized? Or are they spiritual guides who, through liturgy and rituals, promote individual salvation?

Keywords: [“pope”,”Francis”,”church”]
Source: http://www.newsweek.com/2013/12/13/pope-francis-socialist-244916.html

A Publication of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan

On two beautiful crisp fall days this October in the warm familiarity of Gladwin’s Barn, 65 Erb/CEMP alums and some 30 members of the greater Erb community gathered to reunite, share their stories and experiences, and rediscover the warm bonds of community that time and distance can sometimes make you forget. After a warm introduction by Erb Returns chair Tony Gross ’08, the official program began with a Job Crafting Exercise, facilitated by Janet Max of the POS Group, designed to help people identify opportunities to make their jobs more engaging and fulfilling. New Erb student Neesha Modi ’12 gave a quick talk on Erb “Resource Groups,” an initiative born in the last few years that seeks to put our collective knowledge of different sustainability areas on the web. The final session of the day was an update from Erb SAB co-presidents Nate Springer ’11 & Katie O’Hare ’11, and Institute jefe Rick Bunch on the state of the Institute. A main point was that it is US – the alumni – that keep Erb ahead of the other programs through the “Cutting-edge stuff we are doing in fields.” He wants everyone to know that this is a watershed year – we have 100 students enrolled in the Erb program and 200 alumni. He went on to say that Erb graduates should not shy away from any position centered around sustainability because we are without question the most qualified for it. The next day, after folks staggered in following a night partying at the Cottage Inn with fellow alumni and current Erb students, we began with a second round of breakout sessions: “Renewable Energy” led by Ian Black ’08, “Green Building & Development” led by Rich Bole ’06, and “Clean-tech Start-ups”, led by Jeff LeBrun ’09. The breakout sessions were followed by a great new idea – Erb TED talks! Seven-minute stories about life, work, and sustainability. We need your input to continue to improve Erb Returns! If one theme emerged from Erb Returns it was this: while life may bring constant change, one thing that does not seem to change is the quality of Erbers/CEMPers from past through present. So next time Erb Returns returns, give getting here the ol’ college try. On a final note, Fred Erb has fallen ill and is currently in the hospital.

Keywords: [“Erb”,”work”,”sustainability”]
Source: https://erbsustainability.wordpress.com

JR Test Site News for 01-17-2018

Michael Novak

As Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II had already done significant work in phenomenology, particularly in his book . 3 The Christian anthropology of Pope John Paul II, plus his acute observation of the way the world works, led him to other conclusions. In chapter three, Pope John Paul II lingers reflectively on the great events of “The Year 1989,” one of the great vintage years of human history, a watershed. A good Calvinist joke roughly expresses the Pope’s views: “Anyone who says that man is totally depraved couldn’t be all bad.” Analogously, the Pope: “Man tends toward good, but he is also capable of evil. He can transcend his immediate interest and still remain bound to it.” With some sophistication, the Pope distinguishes the sphere of the “Social” from that of the “State,” the civic society from government. There has never been any question in Pope John Paul II’s mind that democratic institutions, whatever their faults, are the best available protection for human rights. The expression of personal creativity through work entails a social dimension: “By means of his work man commits himself not only for his own sake, but also for others and with others. Each person collaborates in the work of others and for their own good. Man works in order to provide for the needs of his family, his community, his nation, and ultimately all humanity.” In these texts, we see the elemental form of the Pope’s logic: from the image of the Creator endowed in each person to the work that flows from that source. Already in , the Pope had seen that “The right to personal economic initiative” is a fundamental human right, second only to the right to religious liberty. Although the origins of the word “Capital” lie in a more primitive economic era, when capita referred to heads of cattle, and the major form of economic capital lay in the ownership of land, the same word also suggests the Latin caput [head], the seat of that very creativity, invention, initiative the Pope sees in “Creative subjectivity.” Indeed, the Pope himself alludes to the crucial shift from the primitive meaning of capital as land to its modern meaning as human capital, as we must now examine. Like Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich von Hayek, the Pope sees work as building up the tacit, experiential, evolving network of a “Great Society.”29 “It is becoming clearer how a person’s work is naturally interrelated with the work of others. More than ever, work is work with others and work for others: It is a matter of doing something for someone else.” The Pope’s emphasis on the “Community of work” also leads him to appreciate “Entrepreneurial ability.” It is not so easy to discern just how to put together human needs and human resources in a productive and efficient way; in many nations today, economic failure, not success, seems to be the rule. In addition to the primary human and Christian responsibility to be certain that the poor are assisted, the Pope sees many other moral imperatives surrounding and suffusing economic activities. On matters of population growth, the Pope’s insight into human capital as the chief resource of nations is ripe for further development. The Pope’s emphasis on the creative capacity of every human being explains why such densely populated countries can be wealthy. On Latin America, e.g., see #20; on Asia #22; on the advanced democratic and capitalist countries, #19. 15 Pope John Paul II cites Leo XIII’s teaching that it is a ” ‘natural human right’ to form private associations.

Keywords: [“Pope”,”human”,”society”]
Source: http://www.ewtn.com/library/business/fr91401.htm

Free enlightenment Essays and Papers

3.9 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Age of Enlightenment – Science vs the Enlightenment vs Politics This essay argues that the Enlightenment is the most important concept among the three given in the title. 1.6 pages) Good Essays [preview] Thinkers of the Enlightenment – Enlightenment The Enlightenment era was a new intellectual movement that stressed reason and thought and the power of individuals to solve problems. 2.6 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th Century – The Philosophes French intellectual leaders of the Enlightenment were bankers, merchants, and professional men who had education and wealth. 3.4 pages) Strong Essays [preview] Faith and Reason in the Enlightenment – In a time when faith and hard labor kept the majority of society alive, the introduction of reason by the Enlightenment was initially perceived as a threat. 6.4 pages) Research Papers [preview] Religious Toleration during the Enlightenment – The Enlightenment of the 18th century evolved due to the many changes brought about by the Scientific Revolution. 3.7 pages) Strong Essays [preview] Enlightenment in Colonial Society – Enlightenment in Colonial Society The Enlightenment began in the mid to late 17th century; almost every source gives different dates and doesn’t really specify when exactly it started. 1.3 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Role of the Roman Catholic Church During the Enlightenment – Proving to be the paramount of the conflict between faith and reason, the European Enlightenment of the eighteenth century challenged each of the traditional values of that age. 2.9 pages) Better Essays [preview] The Roots of The Enlightenment – The Roots of The Enlightenment In its essence, the Enlightenment is the product of a shift in the the way society was organized. 2.5 pages) Better Essays [preview] Romanticism as a Reaction to the Enlightenment – Romanticism as a Reaction to the Enlightenment The epoch known as the Age of Reason, or the Enlightenment, was a secular intellectual movement that looked to reason as an explanation of the world. 2.5 pages) Better Essays [preview] The Enlightenment and the Emergence of Free Thinkers – The Enlightenment brought a wave of new thought and information into a society dominated by one controlling force: The Church. 3.5 pages) Strong Essays [preview] What is Enlightenment? Emmanuel Kant – In his essay writing “What is Enlightenment?” Immanuel Kant defines enlightenment as “Man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity”. 3.1 pages) Better Essays [preview] The Enlightenment and a Desire for a Free Market – “Men desire to have some share in the management of public affairs chiefly on account of the importance which it gives them.” This famous quote by Adam Smith proves what people in the Enlightenment period wanted the most – free market economy and public services. 4.1 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries – The scientific revolution had a great impact on the Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries. 6.2 pages) Term Papers [preview] Rebirth of Hellenism during the Enlightenment – The Enlightenment was the highlight of the eighteenth century because it brought about dramatic change that was a rebirth of the classical ideas of Greece and Rome. 3.5 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Enlightenment of the Great Julius Caesar – The Enlightenment of the Great Julius Caesar In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar could definitely be thought of as a tragic hero.

Keywords: [“Enlightenment”,”word”,”preview”]
Source: http://www.123helpme.com/search.asp?text=enlightenment