Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Golden Rule: the Core of the Great Religions: Treat Others as You Would be Treated

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Republican President Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes on Conflict

To keep bi-partisan on War, I re-post my post from 2010 on Republican President Dwight Eisenhower’s views on Conflict, to complement the previous quote from Democratic President Jimmy Carter. ‘I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, … Continue reading

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Wise Comment from President Jimmy Carter

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The Fate of Dictators

There was in Wilno a historical marker, alongside the Moscow road, that read “On 28 June, 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte passed this way with 45 0,000 men.” Then, on the other side, approached from the east, was a different message: “On … Continue reading

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Working People: the Real Value Add Sector of the Economy

I recently read an interesting piece in the UK Daily Telegraph about the demise of the traditional working class. It set me thinking and I posted a response, that I include below with a few changes, which gathered a lot … Continue reading

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Marcus Aurelius Top Ten Conflict Tips

Having just posted one great quote from the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (CE 121-180) I thought I would add one of our Top Ten Conflict Tips based on his thinking in his famous book ‘Meditations’. Though he was so wise … Continue reading

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Conflicting Takes on Reality

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ― Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor CE 121-180

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The Consequences of Increasing Inequality by Tim Harford

Good piece in the UK Financial Times  (not exactly a bastion of socialism)today by Tim Harford on inequality http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4dc7ab46-0424-11e3-a8d6-00144feab7de.html#axzz2c45uKJas   The more unequal a society, the greater the incentive  for the rich to pull up the ladder behind them When the … Continue reading

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Where Half the World’s Population Lives

And perhaps the most surprising map from the Washington Post series: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/12/40-maps-that-explain-the-world/

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Economic Inequality Map

  Perhaps the best map of all from the Washington Post series: shows what company the US keeps in its economic inequality: Russia, China, poor countries in Africa and South America, though Brazil and South Africa are even more unequal. … Continue reading

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