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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:12 pm
by frozen-north
Other version of the above:
TED Blog: 6 studies on how money affects the mind

http://blog.ted.com/2013/12/20/6-studie ... -the-mind/

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:41 pm
by john
frozen-north wrote:
How Wealth Reduces Compassion

As riches grow, empathy for others seems to decline

http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... ompassion/
The lyrics to If Only I Had a Heart ("The Wizard of Oz") come to mind. Underline and italics are my contribution :twisted:

(Tin Man)
When a man's an empty kettle
He should be on his mettle
And yet I'm torn apart
Just because I'm presumin'
That I could be a human
If I only had a heart

I'd be tender, I'd be gentle
And awful sentimental
Regarding love and art
I'd be friends with the sparrows
And the boy that shoots the arrows
If I only had a heart

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:58 am
by john
Look out! The intellectual cavalry to the rescue! :wink:

Intellectuals discuss sustainable development in Chile and California

Academics and entrepreneurs from opposite ends of the hemisphere convene to discuss innovative ways of reducing inequality while pushing economic growth.

http://www.santiagotimes.cl/intellectua ... alifornia/

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:08 am
by Andres
Nothing compares to a bunch of intellectuals deciding how best to resolve inequality for imposition on everyone else.
I bet there was no thought to having a reduction on governments' iron grip on economies so people can get on with being productive instead of having to deal with obstruction.

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:52 pm
by john
The following two opinion pieces tackle the global moral imperatives:

The cold war, Catholicism and modern capitalism

The financial crisis and its aftermath have revealed the dark side of the post-cold war model, but Catholic social teaching proposes correcting the way market forces work so that they serve the public interest

http://www.theguardian.com/business/eco ... ent-places

Why Ayn Rand Is Still Relevant (and Dangerous)

Hers is the spirit of the age: the age of selfishness. An age of greed, financial crime, and indifference to the poor, sick, and disabled.

http://www.readersupportednews.org/opin ... -dangerous

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:07 pm
by ExpatBob
john wrote:The following two opinion pieces tackle the global moral imperatives:
Should be de-newspeak-ified to read, "tackle my own personal moral imperatives:"

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:31 pm
by john
ExpatBob wrote:
john wrote:The following two opinion pieces tackle the global moral imperatives:
Should be de-newspeak-ified to read, "tackle my own personal moral imperatives:"
Your postings indicate that your personal moral imperatives are decidedly of the Ayn Rand variety. :P

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:40 pm
by Donnybrook
Speaking of Ayn Rand, I was out for a drive a couple of weeks ago and passed Galt's Gulch! Big white wall and fancy wooden sign. OK, return to topic.

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:42 pm
by john
Donnybrook wrote:Speaking of Ayn Rand, I was out for a drive a couple of weeks ago and passed Galt's Gulch! Big white wall and fancy wooden sign. OK, return to topic.
Any sightings of her or Elvis? :)

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:54 pm
by Donnybrook
john wrote:
Donnybrook wrote:Speaking of Ayn Rand, I was out for a drive a couple of weeks ago and passed Galt's Gulch! Big white wall and fancy wooden sign. OK, return to topic.
Any sightings of her or Elvis? :)
No, but we hurried past! It really sits in the middle of nowhere.

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:03 pm
by ExpatBob
john wrote: Your postings indicate that your personal moral imperatives are decidedly of the Ayn Rand variety. :P
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Try again.

Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:24 pm
by john
ExpatBob wrote:
john wrote: Your postings indicate that your personal moral imperatives are decidedly of the Ayn Rand variety. :P
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Try again.

Okay, I'll try again. Perhaps you can enlighten us on your reason(s) for using 'de-newspeak-ified' in your previous response.