Monthly Archives: January 2011

Rebooting the American Dream

So what’s a more healthy, humane capitalistic system look like? How do we fix our current economic woes? Thom Hartmann explores this in his new book by the above name. You can read some sneak preview-excerpts at this link. (Also … Continue reading

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Socialist Super Bowl

I watched Bill Maher’s show Friday night and his special comment was insightful about a recent topic here on economics. He was discussing the Super Bowl and how the NFL is socialist as opposed to the more capitalist model of … Continue reading

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Ladder, climber, view & transitional structures

In the IPS discussion on capitalism the question came up as to what is included in more developed economic systems from prior systems. I explored this is a past IPS thread with the above title. Below are some excerpts from … Continue reading

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Real and false reason

At the end of the integral global capitalism thread at IPS I explored how some historians interpreted Adam Smith and came up with an entirely different view than the corporate capitalists have of him. For example I said: “And Chomsky, … Continue reading

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Jeremy Rifkin

In the IPS discussions on integral capitalism Rifkin came up as an alternative integral postmetaphysical approach to economics and spirituality and consequently a new thread was started on him. A link was provided to his last book, The Empathic Civilization, … Continue reading

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Slavoj Zizek

Following are excerpts of an IPS discussion on this slovenly savant: Christophe: There was an interesting phenomenon in german newspapers this week: The Leftist Party “Die LINKE” started the discussion about Communism once again, and, while there were violent outbreaks … Continue reading

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More on integral capitalism

In the IPS discussion e linked to this video without comment. I replied: Since you didn’t frame the stats in that video I’ll respond as if they prove capitalism is what raised the standard of living in the world. I’ll … Continue reading

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Black Swan

The last discussion at IPS led into this one on the movie Black Swan: andrew: a little off genre but i went to see the black swan with one of my daughters over the holidays, and i’ll be damned if … Continue reading

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Horror, spirituality and the integral suburbs

Here are some slightly edited excerpts from an interesting discussion at the IPS forum: Balder: I no longer read fantasy or horror, but I used to read and write quite a lot of both, and I still enjoy an occasional … Continue reading

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Horror, spirituality and the integral suburbs

Here are some slightly edited excerpts from an interesting discussion at the IPS forum: Balder: I no longer read fantasy or horror, but I used to read and write quite a lot of both, and I still enjoy an occasional … Continue reading

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