J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 07-21-2018

Organizations Funded by George Soros and His Open Society Foundations

The lower portion of the page focuses on organizations which do not receive direct funding from Soros and OSF, but which receive money from one or more groups that do get direct OSF funding. Organizations that, in recent years, have received direct funding and assistance from George Soros and his Open Society Foundations include the following. America Votes: Soros also played a major role in creating this group, whose get-out-the-vote campaigns targeted likely Democratic voters. Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now: This group conducts voter mobilization drives on behalf of leftist Democrats. Human Rights First: This group supports open borders and the rights of illegal aliens; charges that the Patriot Act severely erodes Americans’ civil liberties; has filed amicus curiae briefs on behalf of terror suspect Jose Padilla; and deplores the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities. 

Joint Victory Campaign 2004: Founded by George Soros and Harold Ickes, this group was a major fundraising entity for Democrats during the 2004 election cycle. Media Fund: Soros played a major role in creating this group, whose purpose was to conceptualize, produce, and place political ads on television, radio, print, and the Internet. Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund: This group advocates open borders, free college tuition for illegal aliens, lowered educational standards to accommodate Hispanics, and voting rights for criminals. National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy: This group depicts the United States as a nation in need of dramatic structural change financed by philanthropic organizations. National Lawyers Guild: This group promotes open borders; seeks to weaken America’s intelligence-gathering agencies; condemns the Patriot Act as an assault on civil liberties; rejects capitalism as an unviable economic system; has rushed to the defense of convicted terrorists and their abettors; and generally opposes all U.S. 

foreign policy positions, just as it did during the Cold War when it sided with the Soviets. Shadow Democratic Party: This is an elaborate network of non-profit activist groups organized by George Soros and others to mobilize resources – money, get-out-the-vote drives, campaign advertising, and policy iniatives – to elect Democratic candidates and guide the Democratic Party towards the left. These include organizations which do not receive direct funding from Soros and OSF, but which are funded by one or more organizations that do. 

Keywords: [“group”,”organization”,”American”]
Source: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1237

CAPITALISM IS OVER IF YOU WANT IT

In a city that is rapidly changing to cater to the one-percent at every level, Clarion Alley Mural Project is one of the last remaining truly punk venues in San Francisco, organized by a core and revolving group of individuals who have collectively volunteered tens of thousands of hours throughout its history over the past 21 years. As part of CAMP’s mission to be a force for those who are marginalized and a place where culture and dignity speak louder than the rules of private property or a lifestyle that puts profit before compassion, respect, and social/economic/environmental justice, CAMP artists/organizers Megan Wilson, Christopher Statton, and Mike Reger have just completed Clarion Alley Mural Project’s Wall of Shame and Solutions to address the current crisis of displacement and the dismantling of our city’s historic culture. Wilson herself was evicted in 2008 through the Ellis Act from her home of 13 years. In 2013 she was evicted from her studio at 340 Bryant Street, along with 150 other artists, by developer Joy Ou of Group i to make way for new tech offices. 340 Bryant Street was one of the last remaining affordable industrial spaces for artists’ studios in San Francisco. San Francisco is experiencing a massive displacement of its residents, its communities, and its diverse culture – as the high tech industry and its workers continue to move into our City and to recruit more and more of its employees from outside of the Bay Area. 

High numbers of foreigners are buying up property in San Francisco as second or third homes, contributing to the shortage of affordable housing. Those being forced out of their homes and neighborhoods include longtime residents, local businesses, and non-profit social service and arts organizations – agencies that act as integral parts to the neighborhoods they live in and serve. It’s been truly heartbreaking to watch so many people who have spent many years creating and contributing to our communities be forced to leave because, while they have plenty of creativity, energy, and love for their neighborhoods, they don’t have enough money to keep their homes, small businesses, and community-based organizations. This is an epidemic rooted in a systemic war being forged by politicians and for-profit interests across the world. All eyes throughout the world are now on San Francisco and watching as the city that was once known for its progressive free-love counterculture is rapidly being dismantled by free-market capitalism on steroids. 

Keywords: [“Francisco”,”San”,”city”]
Source: http://capitalismisover.com

Post-prohibition Cannabis Education for a Drug War Free World

Where does the legal cannabis industry fit, is the question at hand. In the U.S., cannabis culture comes from the 1960s, associated with two very particular forms of social movement: counterculture and the antiwar left. It’s even an open question whether it was the hippies or the soldiers that really brought cannabis consumption into Western culture, given the extent to which Vietnam soldiers and vets adopted cannabis use as way to cope with existing in the middle of a war that didn’t make sense as well as the trauma of living through it and coming home – yes, often with suitcases of hash and opium for entrepreneurial reasons. The existence of a cultural market for cannabis led, eventually, to the commercialization of that market when the U.S. government got the Mexican government to use Paraquat to eradicate the fields supplying urban veterans of the counterculture and foreign wars. 

That’s when the modern cannabis cultural economy was mixed, when producing cannabis for profit slid in – fairly easily – with the rural spaces inhabited by the remnants of the counterculture that were already hybridizing with rural values and people. This was an alliance that protected cannabis production and consumption for everyone, not just hippies, vets, and people that rejected the characterization of cannabis as a threat to society. The wave of legislation behind the creation of regulated cannabis markets has certainly crippled the prospects of total cannabis prohibition around the world. We are facing a split that was really there all along, between the value of those for whom cannabis markets are an end to themselves; and the value of cannabis markets as a means for creating a more just and peaceful world. Libertarian entrepreneurialism has a problem with over-regulation that constructs new barriers between the cannabis haves and have-nots, for different reasons than the progressive peaceniks. 

Corporate cannabis interests support artificial, non-market-derived barriers to protect their returns on investment, while progressive liberals support regulations to protect consumers and non-cannabis culture stakeholders whose support was necessary to accomplish legalization-with-prohibition. The realist in me says that regulated cannabis markets are likely to be dominated by the former value, exchange value, rather than other values like compassion and restorative justice. The cultural economy of cannabis is evolving, and we are too. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”value”,”social”]
Source: http://cannabisandsocialpolicy.org/tag/capitalism

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 07-14-2018

Dr Gabor Maté – Why Capitalism Makes Us Sick

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‘Compassionate capitalism,’ another name for social entrepreneurship

Low has been leading the nonprofit organization that promotes social entrepreneurship. Low was in Seoul to attend and deliver a key note speech at Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017. Social Innovation Park President Penny Low.The following are excepts of the interview. Low: The vision of Social Innovation Park is to build a more inclusive, sustainable and mindful world by providing platforms for collaborations and partnerships. It has been around for 11 years now and given birth to some 100 social enterprises. 

Social entrepreneurs should be even more creative, even more innovative. Social entrepreneurs need to have compassion for everything. Another name for social entrepreneurship is compassionate capitalism. Low: In the short term, you use negative tax system and fiscal policies to address the income distribution gap. Low: There are many medical-tech startups that are getting to the space. 

The company might not have started as a social enterprise, but it clearly has social missions itself. Low: Find the right person to spearhead. It’s very important – the person who is going to make the decisions. 

Keywords: [“social”,”entrepreneurship”,”Low”]
Source: http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20171114000811

GamerGate Critic Brianna Wu Booted by Fellow SJW’s for Defending Capitalism

I believe wealth inequality is one most serious issues we face today. I think capitalism has gone awry since 2000, and needs regulation. I ALSO believe that within that flawed system, good can come out of it. I think we can improve the world through technology. ArchivistBecks I disagree strongly w her opinion but don’t see why I should hate her more for it than, like, everyone else in tech. 

Mac pestle My parents are millionaire entrepreneurs. I think being in that class growing up affected me more than college. It is a situation that is all too familiar with the staff here at Breitbart Tech, after the Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King lost thousands of followers on Twitter within the space of a few days and got booted out of the movement. This isn’t even the first time that Wu has faced a similar situation. It is also worth noting that Wu once offered an $11,000 reward to anyone who could provide information on an internet harasser. 

Charlie Nash is a libertarian writer, memeologist, and child prodigy. When he is not writing, he can usually be found chilling at the Korova Milk Bar, mingling with the infamous. 

Keywords: [“think”,”social”,”face”]
Source: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/12/28/gamergate-critic-brianna-wu…

Identify any rhetorical devices you find in the following selections, and classify those that fit the categories described in the text. For each, explain its function in the passage. 1.I trust you have seen Janet’s file and have noticed the “univer

Identify any rhetorical devices you find in the following selections, and classify those that fit the categories described in the text. The original goal of the Milosevic government in Belgrade was ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. Obamacare: The compassion of the IRS and the efficiency of the post office, all at Pentagon prices. We’ll have to work harder to get Representative Burger reelected because of his little run-in with the law. I’ll tell you what capitalism is: Capitalism is Charlie Manson sitting in Folsom Prison for all those murders and still making a bunch of bucks off T-shirts. 

Clearly, Antonin Scalia is the most corrupt Supreme Court justice in the history of the country. If MaxiMotors gave you a good price on that car, you can bet there’s only one reason they did it: It’s a piece of serious junk. It may well be that many faculty members deserve some sort of pay increase. It is clearly true that others are already amply compensated. It’s fair to say that, compared with most people his age, Mr. 

Beechler ispretty much bald. 

Keywords: [“good”,”Clearly”,”capitalism”]
Source: http://excel.impressivewritings.com/identify-any-rhetorical-devices-you…

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute

In early 1967 King stepped up his anti-war proclamations, giving similar speeches in Los Angeles and Chicago. The speech was drafted from a collection of volunteers, including Spelman professor Vincent Harding and Wesleyan professor John Maguire. King’s address emphasized his responsibility to the American people and explained that conversations with young black men in the ghettos reinforced his own commitment to nonviolence. To change course, King suggested a five point outline for stopping the war, which included a call for a unilateral ceasefire. To King the Vietnam War was only the most pressing symptom of American colonialism worldwide. 

The immediate response to King’s speech was largely negative. Both the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Ralph Bunche accused King of linking two disparate issues, Vietnam and civil rights. Despite public criticism, King continued to attack the Vietnam War on both moral and economic grounds. 

Keywords: [“King”,”war”,”Vietnam”]
Source: https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/beyond-vietnam

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 06-14-2018

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The relationship between Christianity, freedom, and capitalism has been a subject of scholarly study for centuries. In this volume, John Robbins argues that political and economic freedom are the results of Biblical Christianity. Political freedom and capitalism arose in Northwestern Europe and North America after the Christian Reformation of the 16th Century, and they are unique in world history. The nations and peoples that heard and accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ as proclaimed by the Reformers quickly became free and prosperous on a scale previously unimaginable. Some historians and economists have denied any causal connection between Christianity, freedom, and capitalism, but they are able to deny this connection only by ignoring clear philosophical, economic, legal, sociological, and historical evidence demonstrating that Christianity is the source of capitalism. 

Laissez-faire capitalism, which is the only moral economic system, is in fact the economic system of Christianity. This is the topic for the 2008 Worldview Essay Contest. He has served as chief of staff for a Member of Congress, editor of The Freeman magazine, Economist for The Heritage Foundation, and Professor of Political Philosophy in The Freedom School. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”freedom”,”Christianity”]
Source: http://www.trinitylectures.org/freedom-and-capitalism-p-162.html

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The relationship between Christianity, freedom, and capitalism has been a subject of scholarly study for centuries. In this volume, John Robbins argues that political and economic freedom are the results of Biblical Christianity. Political freedom and capitalism arose in Northwestern Europe and North America after the Christian Reformation of the 16th Century, and they are unique in world history. The nations and peoples that heard and accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ as proclaimed by the Reformers quickly became free and prosperous on a scale previously unimaginable. Some historians and economists have denied any causal connection between Christianity, freedom, and capitalism, but they are able to deny this connection only by ignoring clear philosophical, economic, legal, sociological, and historical evidence demonstrating that Christianity is the source of capitalism. 

Laissez-faire capitalism, which is the only moral economic system, is in fact the economic system of Christianity. This is the topic for the 2008 Worldview Essay Contest. He has served as chief of staff for a Member of Congress, editor of The Freeman magazine, Economist for The Heritage Foundation, and Professor of Political Philosophy in The Freedom School. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”freedom”,”Christianity”]
Source: http://www.trinitylectures.org/freedom-and-capitalism-book-p-191.html

Conscious Capitalism Chicago

Dr. Daniel Friedland, is an expert on the science and practice of Conscious Leadership and author or Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership. His expertise from publishing one of the early textbooks on Evidence-Based Medicine has enabled him to apply science-based solutions to do so. An in-demand international expert in applying his evidence-based approach to enhance leadership, decision making and resiliency, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, hospital systems, medical groups, the US Army, Navy, and Air Force, Vistage, Young Presidents’ Organization, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Conscious Capitalism, The Global Wellness Summit, and leaders in the Texas state and Australian governments – having delivered over 2000 programs, reaching more than 100,000 health care and business professionals. Having served as the Co-Chair of Conscious Capitalism in San Diego and Founding Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, he understands the challenges of leadership and the growth it asks. 

He currently serves as the CEO of SuperSmartHealth, where he provides keynote addresses, workshops and executive coaching to cultivate Conscious Leadership. 

Keywords: [“Leadership”,”Conscious”,”Organization”]
Source: http://consciouscapitalismchicago.org/events

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‘Compassionate capitalism,’ another name for social entrepreneurship

Low has been leading the nonprofit organization that promotes social entrepreneurship. Low was in Seoul to attend and deliver a key note speech at Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017. Low: The vision of Social Innovation Park is to build a more inclusive, sustainable and mindful world by providing platforms for collaborations and partnerships. It has been around for 11 years now and given birth to some 100 social enterprises. Social entrepreneurs should be even more creative, even more innovative. 

Social entrepreneurs need to have compassion for everything. Another name for social entrepreneurship is compassionate capitalism. Low: In the short term, you use negative tax system and fiscal policies to address the income distribution gap. The bigger issue in question is how you cultivate a sense of self-reliance, a sense of mutual help and a sense of resilience within the current generation. Low: There are many medical-tech startups that are getting to the space. 

The company might not have started as a social enterprise, but it clearly has social missions itself. Low: Find the right person to spearhead. It’s very important – the person who is going to make the decisions. 

Keywords: [“social”,”entrepreneurship”,”Low”]
Source: http://nwww.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20171114000811

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 06-12-2018

Article about Global capitalism by The Free Dictionary

Although many large companies have globalized for decades, the Web, more than any other phenomenon, has enabled the smallest company to have a global presence. Globalization A mulifaceted process in which the world is becoming more and more interconnected and communication is becoming instanteneous. Aspects of this process include: the transformation of the spatial arrangement and organization of social relations involving ‘action at a distance’, a stretching of social relations and transactions, including instantaneous communications across time-space;. The increasing extensity, intensity, velocity and impact of global social relations and transactions;. The creation of new networks and nodes – the ‘network society’ – associated with the new levels of dependence on knowledge/ information and ‘expert systems – the ‘information’ or ‘knowledge society’ – as well as the new risks associated with this – RISK SOCIETY;. 

A dialect between the global and the local in which the outcome is not a simple triumph of the centre over the periphery, mere Americanization’, or suchlike. ‘hyperglobalizers’ for whom global marketization is the main driver;. ‘S ceptics’, who play down the level and distinctiveness of the change;. ‘transformationalists’, including GIDDENS, for whom globalization is a distinctive new phase such that societies and states across the globe are experiencing profound social as well as economic changes – a ‘massive shake-out’ of social relations, economies, governance and politics – as they seek to adapt to an increasingly interconnected but also unpredictable and uncertain world. 

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Source: https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Global+capitalism

Compassion, Privilege, and Spiritual Practice

Ram Dass showered us with love from his own open heart, and we melted into it. Spending time with satsang only deepened the love, and much of the magic occurred during the free time between sessions. All of us, I’m sure, sincerely hope that our time in love together will help us to be a little softer, a little more caring, and a little more present and loving in our daily lives. It is important to be in touch with our own inner well of compassion, presence and love. The inequality gap is so wide that I fear that the love, compassion, and kindness gained from spiritual practices by privileged Americans like me might be disproportionately benefiting other privileged people. 

Inevitably this means sharing love with other people like me who live a life of privilege. Love that is shared only with the privileged is not the deepest love. If we are to truly love everyone, as the great spiritual traditions implore, then a deep pain must inevitably arise from the realization that we are complicit in the world’s suffering. I want to hold both grief and love in my being at the same time. I want to honor the way spiritual practices and retreats have shaped my life, the way that they have allowed me to hold this seeming paradox, while also acknowledging that the reason I have been able to engage in them has largely been because of my privilege. 

If I’m sitting in a hot tub in the tropics while dissolving into love, then I also want to be smacked with the pangs of grief. Its a calling to rest in an even deeper truth and a more expansive love. 

Keywords: [“love”,”privilege”,”time”]
Source: https://sitaramdass.com/2016/05/18/compassion-privilege-and…

Commentary: Slavery alive and well in U.S.

Americans spend months at a time at sea fishing for crab or drilling for oil; two of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Americans clean bathrooms, subway stations and crime scenes. Americans man toll booths, pave roads, embalm bodies and inspect sewers. How capitalism does NOT work is when we collectively look the other way as companies exploit illegal labor for their own benefit. The unspoken truth is that these businesses don’t hire illegal aliens because they can’t find American workers, they hire illegal aliens because they don’t want American workers. 

Illegal aliens mean no workers’ comp claims, no age, race or sex discrimination lawsuits, no healthcare premiums, no unions, and no demands for raises, vacations or bigger offices. Illegal immigrants are the perfect employees because they’re not employees at all; they’re corporate slaves. Many Americans believe that cracking down on the businesses that hire illegal aliens would hurt these hardworking people too much. In Southampton officials found immigrants living in sheds with no plumbing or heat. The problem with the debate over illegal immigration right now is that special interests have been successful in making us think with our hearts instead of our brains. 

If you really want to be compassionate, then help immigrants get jobs here the right way. Help put crippling fines on the employers who knowingly hire illegal workers, help expand and simplify the visa process, and, most importantly, help get people to start thinking with their brains again. 

Keywords: [“illegal”,”work”,”American”]
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/28/beck.immigrantworkers/index.html

Religion, capitalism and compassion « Truth on the Market

I’ve been traveling for a lot of that time in Israel. Given my recent travels to the Holy Land I thought it might be appropriate for my first post on returning be about religion. The villain, in Felten’s summary is capitalism. According to Armstrong, capitalism drives people to greed and self-seeking from which they need to be rescued by religion. Felten notes that Milton Friedman sees capitalism as embodying something like Christianity’s golden rule that we should allow others to do what we want to do. 

Those nasty old capitalists, with their vigor, risk-taking, animal spirits and reptilian brains, have created so much wealth for so many societies over so many centuries-and have raised the standard of living for so many people who would otherwise live in grinding poverty-that their efforts, easily considered merely selfish, begin to look downright compassionate. I would add that compassion is not only a product of capitalism but at its core. Business is about helping others to express themselves by buying things. Businesspeople sacrifice their souls to make our lives happier by making products or providing jobs that enrich our leisure or give us more of it. While religions preach brotherly love, they seem to create a lot of enmity with their claims of exclusive paths to God. 

Capitalists’ pursuit of gains from trade makes friends out of would-be enemies. Maybe she’d be better off, instead of rejecting capitalism, using it to sell compassion to people as they exist today. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”Felten”,”Armstrong”]
Source: https://truthonthemarket.com/…/28/religion-capitalism-and-compassion

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 06-01-2018

Compassionate Capitalism and the Odious Orphanage – Rev. Christopher Marlin-Warfield, CFRE

Lately, I’ve been playing with an idea I call ‘compassionate capitalism’. This is the idea that we can use capitalism – an economic system where private parties own the means of production and operate them to make a profit for themselves – to solve big social problems like poverty. Charity skeptics really like compassionate capitalism, and both Dan Pallotta and Steve Rothschild are advocates. While it’s probably true that capitalism can be used to mitigate big social problems, there no guarantee that it will be used to do that. If you want some absurd dystopianism, here it is: a smart investor – who only wants to make as much money as possible – could invest in the companies that cause social problems and the ones that work to solve them. 

It needed money, and it could get that money by charging wealthy westerners for the experience of coming to the orphanage and reading to the orphans. Mission trip volunteers who go to that orphanage to read to orphans aren’t doing anything wrong. It’s the mindset that makes the orphanage be willing to exploit those orphans in order to get money. Now, that’s not exactly capitalism, but it’s capitalism adjacent. The odious orphanage is willing to abandon – or, at least, to downplay – other values in the interest of acquiring money. 

It’s a perfect example of why we need to make sure that capitalism is bound by higher values: even ‘compassionate capitalism’ that is trying to solve big social problems can wander into a perverted place. We need to make sure that capitalism is bound by higher values: even ‘compassionate capitalism’ that is trying to solve big social problems can wander into a perverted place. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”money”,”social”]
Source: https://cmarlinwarfield.com/compassionate-capitalism-and-the…

5 Habits of Highly Compassionate Men by Kozo Hattori

Dr. Ted Zeff believes that only compassionate men can save the planet. I committed to a daily meditation practice, took the CCARE Cultivating Compassion class at Stanford University, and completed a 10-day silent meditation retreat. Most events I attend that discuss compassion are predominately attended by women. Although many men in society see compassion and sympathy as feminine-which translates to a weakness in our patriarchal society-all of the compassionate men I interviewed view compassion as a strength. 

Dr. Ted Zeff, author of the book Raise an Emotionally Healthy Boy, believes that only compassionate men can save the planet. All of the compassionate men seemed to have role models that supported their compassion instinct. Chade-Meng Tan, author of Search Inside Yourself, cites Ben Kingsley’s portrayal of Gandhi as a role model for compassion. Jesus and Buddha are obvious role models of compassion. 

Both Dr. Doty and Scott Kriens emphasize authenticity as a necessary pathway to compassion. Tears welled up in Doty’s eyes a number of times when he talked about compassion. Self-awareness through mindfulness practices like meditation, silent prayer, or being in nature allow compassionate men to embrace suffering without reacting, resisting, or repressing. So the path to making more compassionate men is clear: Understand compassion as a strength, get to know yourself, transcend gender roles, look for positive role models-and become one yourself. 

Keywords: [“compassion”,”men”,”compassionate”]
Source: http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/five-habits-of-highly-compassionate-men

Compassionate Capitalism

Capitalism is the economic system of our nation and has provided an environment in which many have amassed enormous wealth. The top 1% of the wealthy own more than one-third of the wealth in this country. The rich, once they are affluent, do not view their abundant financial resources as an opportunity to help those much less fortunate, much less as a responsibility. The homes are often much bigger than necessary for a comfortable living. More than 40 million people live below the stated poverty level. 

For them the American dream is more like a nightmare. Our lust to acquire is fueled by a daily bombardment of compelling commercials designed to persuade consumers to buy more and more products, most of which are for convenience and not out of necessity. One does not have to look far in any community to find people who struggle on a daily basis just to survive. Thankfully, there are commendable efforts made by various organizations in every community to address the plight of the poor. Socialism is not the answer to correcting poverty driven situations despite the growing chorus of people who naively think it is. 

To support a system in which the government controls much of the wealth and how it is distributed will not alleviate the problems related to inequality. People like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, two of America’s richest individuals, are leading the way in trying to motivate the wealthy to work together in addressing circumstances tied to inequality. 

Keywords: [“more”,”people”,”live”]
Source: http://tharelshirah.com/blog/compassionate-capitalism

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J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-29-2018

The clamour for compassionate capitalism

Those calling for compassionate capitalism need to be aware that such statements can come off as nugatory, or worse yet, can rebound. The media is rife with news of Yahoo’s shareholders’ vote on Thursday, 8 June. Electing to approve Yahoo’s sale to Verizon will make them richer by billions of dollars, while also enriching Marissa Mayer, the current chief executive officer of Yahoo, by almost $264 million. One could argue that Mayer’s windfall has very little to do with her work at Yahoo, since the firm failed on many fronts when compared to its arch-rival Google, and is instead due to the investment performance of two bets placed years ago by Jerry Yang, one of Yahoo’s founders, in two Asian internet giants-the Alibaba group in China and Yahoo Japan. Yahoo’s stock has more than trebled in value during Mayer’s tenure, going up from around $16 to about $50 a share on 7 June. 

Since most of Mayer’s pay was in stock and stock options, she now stands to benefit handsomely. It is they who provided their capital by buying ownership stakes in Yahoo. Mayer is just one of the many lucky managers who have made fortunes simply by sticking around due to the stock option based compensation structures that are de rigueur in today’s corporations, made possible in part by the seminal work linking stock options and executive compensation done at my alma mater, the University of Rochester, by its professors Michael Jensen, William Meckling and Kevin Murphy. True compassionate capitalism would mean that the shareholders of Yahoo are willing to forgo some of the profits they stand to make from the deal to benefit the axed employees. If they want to be paragons of compassionate capitalism, the natural next step would be for these investors to share their current dividends and future profits from their stock holdings with the lower level workers at these firms, who are now presumably cannon fodder in a relentless world which encourages survival of the fittest. 

Capitalism, like loyalty, is a reciprocal arrangement. I would advise caution before we use terms like compassionate capitalism. 

Keywords: [“Yahoo”,”stock”,”capitalism”]
Source: https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/Lk2PxTI9b1ItkiQpQHdVrI/The-clamour-for-compassionate-capitalism.html

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: compassionate capitalist

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw argues that philanthropy too often tries to apply temporary fixes to intractable problems. Kiran graduated from Federation University Australia in 1976, becoming India’s first female brewmaster. She worked as a technical consultant at breweries in India and Australia and was later offered the position of head master brewer at a brewery in Scotland. In 1978, in a makeshift office in a garage in Bangalore, Kiran founded Biocon India, a joint venture in which she had 70 percent ownership. Within a year, Biocon India was manufacturing and exporting enzymes to the United States and Europe, the first Indian company to do so. 

It soon grew into India’s largest enzymes company. Under Kiran’s leadership, it has since become India’s largest biopharmaceutical company and Asia’s largest producer of insulins. The second Indian to sign the Giving Pledge, Kiran is motivated by personal experience: the illnesses of her husband, mother, and best friend led to a focus on cancer research and treatment. The state-of-the-art, Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center in Bangalore, one of the largest hospitals of its kind in India, was founded on an affordable healthcare model that allows low-income patients to access treatment that is subsidized by those who can pay the full cost of their therapy. Kiran is particularly concerned about the financial burden that debilitating diseases like cancer impose on patients in poor countries. 

Through the Biocon Foundation, Kiran has adopted a large number of Primary Health Centres in rural India and worked to transform them into telemedicine- and technology-enabled centres with links to doctors who are based in major cities. Kiran has also used her philanthropy to create the 1,400-bed Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Centre in partnership with Dr. Devi Shetty, whose commitment to compassionate capitalism is legendary. 

Keywords: [“Kiran”,”India”,”Biocon”]
Source: https://www.bridgespan.org/insights/library/remarkable-givers/profiles/kiran-mazumdar-shaw-compassionate-capitalist

Compassionate Capitalism and the Odious Orphanage – Rev. Christopher Marlin-Warfield, CFRE

Lately, I’ve been playing with an idea I call ‘compassionate capitalism’. This is the idea that we can use capitalism – an economic system where private parties own the means of production and operate them to make a profit for themselves – to solve big social problems like poverty. Charity skeptics really like compassionate capitalism, and both Dan Pallotta and Steve Rothschild are advocates. While it’s probably true that capitalism can be used to mitigate big social problems, there no guarantee that it will be used to do that. If you want some absurd dystopianism, here it is: a smart investor – who only wants to make as much money as possible – could invest in the companies that cause social problems and the ones that work to solve them. 

It needed money, and it could get that money by charging wealthy westerners for the experience of coming to the orphanage and reading to the orphans. Mission trip volunteers who go to that orphanage to read to orphans aren’t doing anything wrong. It’s the mindset that makes the orphanage be willing to exploit those orphans in order to get money. Now, that’s not exactly capitalism, but it’s capitalism adjacent. The odious orphanage is willing to abandon – or, at least, to downplay – other values in the interest of acquiring money. 

It’s a perfect example of why we need to make sure that capitalism is bound by higher values: even ‘compassionate capitalism’ that is trying to solve big social problems can wander into a perverted place. We need to make sure that capitalism is bound by higher values: even ‘compassionate capitalism’ that is trying to solve big social problems can wander into a perverted place. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”money”,”social”]
Source: https://cmarlinwarfield.com/compassionate-capitalism-and-the-odious-orphanage/

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-19-2018

Doing Good through Government

In fact the good created by these governments far exceeds all the good accomplished by churches and charities in our society. When we think about some of the greatest moral achievements in our history, it is often the American people acting through their government that brought them about. It is government that has saved millions of lives through public health programs to eradicate diseases. On any measure, the good works accomplished by government have far eclipsed those of churches and other charities. In contrast, the federal government alone spends over $200 billion a year on programs aimed at poor and low-income families, including welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, and housing subsidies. 

Government also funds much of the anti-poverty and anti-hunger work done by charitable groups and non-profit human service organizations. Catholic Charities USA, which provides emergency food and shelter to the poor, gets 65% of its budget from the government. 2 So it is clearly the government that is carrying the bulk of the load in caring for the neediest people in our society. So while most of us do not think of it this way, government is actually one of the main ways that we act as good people in the world. Our contributions to government in the form of taxes go to fund a wide variety of programs and services that have eliminated enormous amounts of suffering and vastly improved millions of people’s lives. Democratic government is in part a manifestation of our desire to be responsible moral people, and it is the primary institutional mechanism that we use to make the world a better place. 

One of the best examples of government as a moral instrument is the way we use it to express compassion and caring toward one another. 

Keywords: [“government”,”program”,”people”]
Source: http://governmentisgood.com/articles.php?aid=11

Survival of the fittest?

After so many years of Social Darwinism, Hurricane Katrina could reawaken the American people’s appetite for compassion in government. In my view, it is likely to have as traumatic an impact on American political life as the Great Depression of the 1930s. So Social Darwinism has remained in the American psyche, sometimes submerged in the current, sometimes coming to the surface like a log in a fast-flowing river. Never before had government so directly shored up the lives of individual Americans at every social level and class. These days, we Americans are totally ignorant of our own political and social history. 

American tax payers have spent 4 trillion that’s Trillion dollars on social welfare programmes over the past 35 years. Sarc, New York, USA. Amen! Though in the short term I am not so certain, there are many Americans rather satisfied with the status quo and not too keen on asking serious questions about the role of the individual, the responsibility of the state, the meaning of public policy in a new millennium that will require dialogue and cooperation if mankind is able to survive. J. 

Young, Atlanta, USA. From one so entrenched in American journalism reading the BBC is a breath of fresh air. Greg Burton, Atlanta, GA USA. The question is, do Americans want it differently. With jobs now being outsourced by American companies and the resurgence of other worldwide industries to supply to the USA the prognosis for the American is not good. 

You are correct that American society rests on a foundation of social Darwinism. Millions of Americans are deeply convinced that the federal government is a bloated, ineffective and culturally alien institution. 

Keywords: [“American”,”Social”,”government”]
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4230372.stm

Engaging the Other

Edgewood College joins the Common Bond Institute in hosting Engaging the Other: The Power of Compassion, a participatory conference addressing the toxic polarization around social and political issues in the United States. Facilitators representing the socio-political spectrum from right to left will guide opportunities for deep listening and compassionate dialogue, as well as practical action planning to increase civility in public discourse. In addition to immigration and violence, conference participants will determine many of the specific topics to be addressed through interactive roundtables. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Bonnie Carroll, military veteran, 2015 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, former staffer in the Reagan and Bush White Houses, and founding president of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Farha Abbasi, founder, Muslim Mental Health Conference and the Mental Health First Responder Training for Faith and Community Leaders; Managing editor of the Journal of Muslim Mental Health, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University. 

John Steiner, Bridge Alliance board member and trans-partisan activist. Barbara Simonetti, past board chair, National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation. Registration will begin in the Predolin lobby at 3pm. Conference sessions, including opening remarks, round-table discussions, a World Café, and a plenary session will occur from 4p-8:30pm. Lunch is provided to all registered conference participants. 

For driving directions to the College during the Monroe Street Construction, please visit: Directions to Main Campus. 

Keywords: [“conference”,”Health”,”Mental”]
Source: http://diversity.edgewood.edu/Engaging-the-Other

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-15-2018

Social justice

In the current global grassroots movements for social justice, the emphasis has been on the breaking of barriers for social mobility, the creation of safety nets and economic justice. Social justice is invoked today while reinterpreting historical figures such as Bartolomé de las Casas, in philosophical debates about differences among human beings, in efforts for gender, racial and social equality, for advocating justice for migrants, prisoners, the environment, and the physically and mentally disabled. Thomas Pogge’s arguments pertain to a standard of social justice that creates human rights deficits. From its founding, Methodism was a Christian social justice movement. The Pope advocated that the role of the State was to promote social justice through the protection of rights, while the Church must speak out on social issues in order to teach correct social principles and ensure class harmony. 

The encyclical Quadragesimo anno of 1931 by Pope Pius XI, encourages a living wage, subsidiarity, and advocates that social justice is a personal virtue as well as an attribute of the social order, saying that society can be just only if individuals and institutions are just. It said that the laity has the specific responsibility of pursuing social justice in civil society and that the church’s active role in social justice should be to inform the debate, using reason and natural law, and also by providing moral and spiritual formation for those involved in politics. The official Catholic doctrine on social justice can be found in the book Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, published in 2004 and updated in 2006, by the Pontifical Council Iustitia et Pax. On the other hand, some scholars reject the very idea of social justice as meaningless, religious, self-contradictory, and ideological, believing that to realize any degree of social justice is unfeasible, and that the attempt to do so must destroy all liberty. Sociologist Carl L. 

Bankston has argued that a secular, leftist view of social justice entails viewing the redistribution of goods and resources as based on the rights of disadvantaged categories of people, rather than on compassion or national interest. Social justice is also a concept that is used to describe the movement towards a socially just world, e.g., the Global Justice Movement. Integrating social justice with health inherently reflects the social determinants of health model without discounting the role of the bio-medical model. 

Keywords: [“Social”,”justice”,”right”]
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice

Biography, Presidency, & Facts

Michelle Bachelet, in full Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria,, Chilean politician who served as president of Chile. Bachelet, then a medical student at the University of Chile, was arrested and sent to a secret prison, where she also was tortured. Although Bachelet’s family history made it difficult for her to find employment in Pinochet’s Chile, eventually she joined a medical clinic that treated victims of torture. In 2000 Ricardo Lagos, the candidate of the Coalition of Parties for Democracy, a group of centre and centre-left parties, was inaugurated as Chile’s first socialist president since Salvador Allende in 1973, and Bachelet was appointed health minister. Largely as a result of those successes, Bachelet found herself among the most popular presidents in Chilean history; however, the constitution prevented her from serving a consecutive term. 

In December Bachelet won the runoff decisively to become the first two-time president of Chile since the end of Pinochet’s rule. The common thread in those reforms was Bachelet’s belief that the free-market approach, when applied to social policy, had resulted in very uneven societal benefits and in the persistence of gaping income inequalities-even while Chile’s income per capita had risen from $4,400 in 1990 to almost $22,000 in 2013, according to the World Bank. Bachelet’s administration moved ahead rapidly, introducing dozens of bills, including a tax-reform bill, enacted in September, that increased the corporate tax rate from 20 percent to 27 percent and eliminated a large tax loophole, the so-called FUT, used by wealthy Chilean stockholders to shield corporate income from taxation. Much of the anticipated increase in tax earnings was earmarked to finance Bachelet’s education-reform bill, which included state subsidies to make public higher education free for the poorest 70 percent of Chileans, along with encouraging the creation of more public universities in lieu of private for-profit schools. In 2016, responding to widespread popular protest, Bachelet proposed that Chile’s privately administered pension system be overhauled. 

A commission created by Bachelet reported that some 44 percent of pensioners were living below the poverty level during the period 2007-14. Bachelet’s proposal called for a 5 percent increase in pension payments and for an infusion of about $1.5 billion in state funds into the system, along with an increase in employer contributions. 

Keywords: [“Bachelet”,”Chile”,”president”]
Source: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Michelle-Bachelet

The Time Machine Themes

As the Time Traveler theorizes, the working class has been pushed underground for so long that it has evolved into a distinct, nocturnal species. Wells tells his Victorian audience to look at its own time, in which the industrial revolution has further divided the classes, and consider the possibility of its turning into the Eloi if capitalism continues to run rampant. One of the major social theories of the late 19th-century adapted Charles Darwin’s theories on evolution to justify 19th-century social stratification between the rich and poor. Social Darwinism ignored this idea and contended that the social environment was much like the cutthroat natural environment, and that those who succeeded were biologically destined to do so and to continue in their march to human perfection. The Time Traveler soon discovers that the advancements of civilization have enfeebled the Eloi; without any pressing requirements for survival, they have become weak, lazy, and stupid. 

While their civilization has seemingly become perfect, they have become decidedly imperfect. The changing environment may not always produce desirable changes in man, and Social Darwinism’s argument that those who succeed in a given environment are naturally superior is not valid. The concept of entropy states that systems tend toward disorder and loss of energy over time, an idea many perceive as contradictory to evolution, since evolution implies that systems grow more ordered in their complexity over time. Ultimately, Wells’s championing of entropy forms his argument against the existence of Social Darwinism; rather than becoming more perfect, we are gradually losing our energy. The White Sphinx is a curious landmark in 802,701 AD. 

The Morlocks stow the Time Machine inside its enclosed bronze pedestal, so it becomes a symbolic and literal barrier for the Time Traveler, much as the sphinx blocked the entrance for the Greek hero Oedipus. The sphinx has a direct relationship to the Time Traveler’s plight; a symbol of futurity and of man’s submission to God, the Egyptian Sphinx faces the rising sun god Ra each day in worship. The TT, on the other hand, must in some ways defy God by embracing rational science as he gains mastery over time, and he must also break into the sphinx to escape from the future and go back in time. 

Keywords: [“Time”,”social”,”environment”]
Source: https://www.gradesaver.com/the-time-machine/study-guide/themes

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-13-2018

Utilitarian Ethics

Happiness is not an ethic, and no quantity of Utilitarianism having claimed that happiness is ethical will ever make happiness an ethic. Some men have been virtuous, and though the men may have also been happy, the happiness was not the virtue. For happiness to exist, there first must exist the components that combine to create happiness. Although a similarity of components may give rise to happiness in different individuals, the components will vary relative to each individual. The man whose foundational nature is one of love, his happiness may nascent from the combination of love, compassion, and the opportunity to give his love and compassion to the world. 

The man whose foundational nature is one of greed, his happiness may nascent from the combination of greed, deceit, and the opportunity to accumulate wealth without regard of the hardships and suffering imposed on the world. The happiness of Utilitarianism did not focus on the elements that combine to create happiness, nor did Utilitarianism give attention to discussing how the elements might harmonize or disharmonize, and so it is reasonable to theorize that Utilitarianism was written without a knowledge of the nature of happiness. Within Utilitarianism there is no clarification of what Utilitarian Ethics might be other than the weighing of what actions might result in an individual’s emotion of happiness. The choice for correctness may be for its own end, and though the inward standard may arrive into existence through the logic of choosing the correct choice, still there are possible and necessary additional components that must be for their own end as well, and it is from the combining of correct thoughts and behaviors that an end-product might arise, including that of happiness, but happiness ought not to be the goal, but rather the unintentional product. If a person desires happiness then the person must first self-create the necessary qualities within him/herself that are sufficient to combine into creating the sensation of happiness, and the person’s bliss will not be a self-suggested self-convinced belief that s/he is happy, but rather the happiness will come into existence on its own, and it will be a true happiness. 

Happiness is composed of specific elements unique to each individual and circumstance, and since the elements are unique to each individual, then no rule of law or philosophy can become a singular judge of happiness. Though it is not possible to now know what Mill might have had in mind when he promoted the Utilitarian view, there are possibilities of reasons why the happiness philosophy may be concluded as being useful. 

Keywords: [“happiness”,”Utilitarianism”,”thing”]
Source: http://www.ethicsmorals.com/ethicsutilitarian.html

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Illuminations: Kellner

Forced to flee from Nazi Germany in 1933, Fromm settled in the United States and lectured at the New School of Social Research, Columbia, Yale, and Bennington. In the late 1930s, Fromm broke with the Institute of Social Research and with Escape from Freedom began publishing a series of books which would win him a large audience. Documenting some of the strains and crises of individualism, Fromm attempted to explain how alienated individuals would seek gratification and security from social orders such as fascism. Fromm popularized the neo-Marxian critiques of the media and consumer society, and promoted democratic socialist perspectives during an era when social repression made it difficult and dangerous to advocate radical positions. 7 The key theoretical essays outlining the Institute’s materialist social psychology were published in the Zeitschrift fur Sozialforschung by Erich Fromm. Although historical materialism tends to assume the primacy of economic forces and interests in individual and social life, while the psychoanalytic focus is on instinctual and psychological forces, Fromm believes that they can be fruitfully synthesized. 

Psychoanalytic theories, Fromm suggested, which abstract from study of the ways that a given society socialized its members into accepting and reproducing a specific social structure, tend to take bourgeois society as a norm and to illicitly universalize its findings. For Fromm, natural instincts are part of the base of society, and he believes that our understanding of human behavior and social processes will be enriched by reciprocal knowledge of how society molds and adapts instincts to its structures, and how human beings shape and change their environments to meet their needs. Such a merger of Marx and Freud will immeasurably enrich materialist social theory, in Fromm’s view, by providing analysis of the mediations through which psyche and society interact and reciprocally shape each other. Fromm then discusses Freud’s theory of oral, anal, and genital characters, and how specific social structures produce and reward certain types of character traits while eliminating others. To begin, Bachofen provides insights, Fromm believes, into how woman’s nature develops from social practices; specifically, how the activity of mothering produces certain nurturing, maternal character traits associated with women, thus anticipating recent feminist theories of mothering. 

In Fromm’s reading, Bachofen points out the relativity of existing societal relationships and institutions such as marriage, monogamy, private property, and other bourgeois social forms. 

Keywords: [“Fromm”,”Social”,”Society”]
Source: http://www.uta.edu/huma/illuminations/kell9.htm

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-03-2018

Brat’s spiritual life has long been as central to his identity, even though it has also been difficult to pigeonhole. He currently attends a Catholic church, but he also identifies as a Calvinist, and he lists four churches as affiliations on his resume: St. Michael’s Catholic, Christ Church Episcopal, Third Presbyterian, and Shady Grove Methodist. He earned his bachelors from Hope College, a Christian liberal arts college in Holland, Mich., which is historically affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, a Protestant denomination that sprouted during the 17th century. Through all of that, one aspect of his faith has been constant: Brat takes the Protestant work ethic seriously. 

Like many of his Tea Party colleagues, Brat is an Ayn Rand enthusiast, and coauthored a paper assessing the moral foundations of her writings in 2010. Like many Protestants in the classic Calvinist tradition, he believes Christ is the transformer of culture, and that capitalism is the key to this world transformation. His core argument is that capitalism and Christianity should merge. He believes their union is so important that making disciples of capitalism is Brat’s own version of Jesus’ Great Commission. If you preach the gospel and make people good, he argues, then you make the markets good. 

Individuals are morally responsible to work hard and advance themselves in society, so his theory goes, and then ultimately the capitalist system should help people advance and pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. That message puts Brat at odds with the global leader of the church he attends, Pope Francis, who holds a view on the other end of the spectrum-the Pope’s recent messages have warned that capitalism often exploits the poor, and must be moderated. The consequences of not pursuing this radical capitalist agenda are drastic: if the church does not respond to the reality of capitalism, he writes, society could potentially face a downfall like Nazi Germany. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”church”,”Jesus”]
Source: http://time.com/2860967/david-brats-biblical-views-shape-his-tea-party…

The Benefits Of Conscious Capitalism

Some of you may be familiar with the term Corporate Social Responsibility, popularised in the 1960’s, which is a set of initiatives a company can implement alongside their existing business practices. Corporate social responsibility strategies encourage the company to make a positive impact on the environment and stakeholders including consumers, employees, investors, communities, and others. Conscious Capitalism is simply an advancement of the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility but it evolved to a more holistic way of thinking about the term. As Corporate Social Responsibility would be an aspect of your organisation, possibly siloed in its efforts and thought of as a cost centre, Conscious Capitalism is reflected in who you are and how you behave across your entire organisation. The report found compelling statistics that support the conscious capitalism ideology – from a consumer’s standpoint. 96% have a more positive image of a conscious company than one without socially responsible practices. 92% would buy a product with a social and/or environmental benefit if given the opportunity, and 67% have done so in the past 12 months. 

Raj, who has consulted with and taught programs for enterprises like AT&T, LG, Sprint, Volvo, IBM, Walmart and McDonalds, truly believes in harnessing the power of capitalism for good. To Raj, the conscious aspect of conscious capitalism enhances everything about the capitalism model. Through rigorous research of companies like Southwest Airline, Starbucks and Whole Foods, Raj found that over a 15-year period, conscious capitalist companies had investment returns of 1646%, whereas the S&P 500 companies did 157% over the same time frame. Like many business decisions, choosing a conscious capitalist path is both an investment and a risk, but with the right strategies and supports, Raj says it’s well worth it. In his many years of experience, Raj has witnessed the business benefits of a conscious capitalist time and time again. 

Keywords: [“Social”,”Conscious”,”Raj”]
Source: https://minutehack.com/opinions/the-benefits-of-conscious-capitalism

Health Matters: ‘Compassionate capitalism’ brings affordable health care to world’s poor – The Mercury News

Social entrepreneur David Green envisions a time when poor people worldwide will have access to medical care and technology that is both affordable and sustainable. Aurolab sells affordably priced intraocular lenses and other ophthalmic products to developing countries. Green is an Ashoka Fellow and vice president with Ashoka, a MacArthur Fellow, and he is involved in numerous social enterprise initiatives, including a partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to develop sustainable eye care programs. Green has a BA and a master’s in public health degree from the University of Michigan, and lives in El Cerrito. The entity I helped set up in South India, Aurolab, does this by providing intraocular lenses for cataract surgery at a very affordable price. 

If the Googles of the world can have $25 million in initial investment and go public – and be worth $66 billion in short order or whatever it is – social enterprises need to figure out how to do that. Today Aurolab has 8 percent of the global market share for intraocular lenses, sells close to 1.5 million a year, and has helped over nine million people see. I would love to convince a large corporation to use their core competencies and assets to do a differentiated product line at a much lower price to make that affordable to lower-income people. I’ve been successful at reducing pricing because the issue really isn’t cost – it’s price. If you look at how a product is supplied and the different margin eaters in the food chain – and how you can cut some of them out – that can lead greatly to making things affordable. 

If you think about antiretroviral therapy for AIDS patients, the Clinton Foundation and others have done a marvelous job of getting Indian generic companies to make antiretrovirals for about $100-$150 per patient – but I bet it costs them no more than $10 per patient per year. Those are the kind of things that need to be brought to global health. 

Keywords: [“cost”,”How”,”price”]
Source: https://www.mercurynews.com/2010/01/20/health-matters…