Monthly Archives: May 2011

Internal Conflict: Rider and Elephant from Jon Haidt

I have previously posted on the work of Jon Haidt at the University of Virginia on Moral Values and on his book ‘The Happiness Hypothesis’. In the latter he talks about the conflict between what he calls our Rider or … Continue reading

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Top Ten Elder Care Conflict Tips

Well here goes a foray into a subject I know just a little about, but a lot less than some people: Elder Care. I thought one of our Top Ten Tips might be the best way to handle this emotionally … Continue reading

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Inter-Generational Conflict

I notice in the comment columns of the UK press, there is quite a lot of inter-generational rage on the part of younger generations at the Baby Boomer generation for having somehow stolen the goodies and making miserable the lives … Continue reading

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War: Not a Good Idea but an Addiction too, Sebastian Junger Shows

I am just reading the amazing, grueling ‘War‘ by Sebastian Junger. There is nothing much to say, except read it, and discover for yourself how bloody awful war is. This book is the closest to the war poems of the … Continue reading

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How China Plans to Leapfrog the American Economy

Instead of endless non stories about celebrities or the minor twists and turns of politics, as this blog has frequently argued, the only real story is the rise of China (and India for that matter too). It is this story … Continue reading

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Local Equality Initiatives: Bristol

My old contact Richard Wilkinson is now famous for his book Spirit Level about the downsides to growing inequality. I am pleased to note that my old city Bristol is one of many taking this to the local grassroots level: … Continue reading

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America: Future Scenarios

A few months back I posted on the future scenarios that we might construct for China using the approach advocated by Peter Schwartz in ‘The Art of the Long View’. Here is my similar attempt for the USA. Slow Decline … Continue reading

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