Tag Archives: John Kenneth Galbraith

Analysis of the Economic System Through the Lens of COVID-19

Crisis moments present opportunities for change; there is a loss of innocence and complacency. The COVID-19 pandemic causes a decline in “polarization” as various communities focus on a “common enemy” with a new collective approach to handling threats. Established relationship … Continue reading

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Well-being Should Replace Growth as the Measure of a Country’s Success

Happiness is the feeling that power increases – that resistance is being overcome,” observes Nietzsche.  Happiness can exist without well-being, but well-being can’t exist without happiness. It leads us to physical and emotional aspects which every person is trying to … Continue reading

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The Goal of the Progressive Revolution: To Transform Political and Social Structures

Following the French revolution, many writers in the 19th century noted that revolution was self-perpetuating. There is no way to stop it because liberty and equality can be endlessly claimed by group after group that feels deprived and degraded. And … Continue reading

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Plato and the Healthy Community

Athens and Sparta, two of the most powerful Greek city-states, had fought as allies in the Greco-Persian Wars between 499 and 449 BCE. The half-century following the Persian Wars Athens grew as a maritime power and prospered. As Athens grew … Continue reading

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