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The Dance of Greed

Quite a cute competition, competitive race/dance, between Greed and Science (previous post) coming to head, approaching the finals…… (cute – but for the untimely dead this last half century – collateral damage). Strangely, the science of ‘spirit’ (the bridge, the balance) did not make the race.

I wrongly assumed we left the dark ages long ago!

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How corporate megamergers are crushing US workers and consumers

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Greece – This Is What You Are NOT Being Told By The Media

Every single mainstream media has the following narrative for the economic crisis in Greece: the government spent too much money and went broke; the generous banks gave them money, but Greece still can’t pay the bills because it mismanaged the money that was given. It sounds quite reasonable, right?

Except that it is a big fat lie … It was the banks that wrecked the country so oligarchs and international corporations could benefit…… not only about Greece, but about other European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland who are all experiencing various degrees of austerity. It was also the same big, fat lie that was used by banks and corporations to exploit many Latin American, Asian and African countries for many decades.

A toast to your health!!!

Unbelievably fantastic wonders of modern medicine and health ‘promise’ to our children and future generations. Four to six million dollars per treatment. Imagine 70 million (one percenters) (worldwide) people will be able to enjoy (afford) good health, while the other 6.9 BILLION, 6930000000, can go to hell. (???)  Something smells like “Al Capone without the machine guns freedumb” here. Obedience, Obey sheeples, as Stanley Milgram demonstrated in his dramatic psychological experiment.

 “Gene therapies offer dramatic promise but shocking costs” 

Gene Editing Used to Eliminate a Patient’s Cancer

Removing leukemia from an infant girl in London is the first example of gene-editing techniques successfully used in human cancer treatment.

……………………………… CHOICES ……………………………….

Evolving a More Nurturing Capitalism: A New Powell Memo

Anthony Biglan

Is it possible that evolutionary theory can explain how the U.S. came to have the highest levels of child poverty and economic inequality of any developed nation? I think it can. It also can help us evolve a more nurturing form of capitalism, one in which people are more caring and productive, and they place greater value on the wellbeing of every member of society.

We certainly have room for improvement. The U.S. has one the highest rates of child poverty among economically developed countries and it is harming our children. Families living in poverty have more conflict, which leads to childhood aggression and all of the social and academic failures that result from being aggressive.1 When you are raised in poverty, it produces life-long changes in your physiology, which increases your chances of diabetes and death from heart attacks and strokes. Even if you escaped from poverty as an adult, you would have a 20 to 40% higher risk of developing heart disease.2

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The New Economy

Imagine an economy in which life is valued more than money and power resides with ordinary people who care about one another, their community, and their natural environment. Welcome to the New Economy. It is possible. Millions of people are living it into being. Our common future hangs in the balance. … more

Cultivating Wisdom – Leadership and Emotional Maturity, rites of passage, to NOT push the effortless high energy high tech button.

“…..where have all the profits gone, nothing left but space debris….”

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