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Book Review: Healing the Heart of Democracy

Healing the heart of democracy: the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit by Parker J. Palmer ISBN: 9780470590805 Two days ago I shared the following Status Update with my friends: “On break- just finished reading “Healing … Continue reading

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Corporate Fundamentalism

Many people will tell you that a company’s sole purpose is to “maximize returns to its owners.” As with most (if not all) fundamentalist approaches that attempt to reduce a complex reality, it eviscerates reality. In North America a corporation … Continue reading

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Gratitude

gratitude [grat-i-tood, -tyood] noun 1. the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff. Source The word has become quite popular of late; I stopped counting the number of Twitter handles … Continue reading

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‘The Fed’ and We, The People

The ‘Federal Open Market Committee‘ recently announced[1] a plan to reduce its monthly purchases of financial instruments (generally mortgage bonds and ‘treasuries’ – US Government bonds) from US$50 to US$35 Billion. Interesting how they want to pump all this money … Continue reading

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