From Politics

The Morality of Self-Interest

And oh, by the way, freedom cuts both ways – as Rousseau said several centuries ago, one can be ‘forced’ to be ‘free’ – and worse, one can be forced to obey ‘morally’ justified laws that he or she doesn’t like in order to protect the ‘freedom’ of others.

What is Politics?

Interesting question, what is politics – don’t you think? Apparently there are many possible definitions but the one with which I particularly resonate is all about POWER!  I’m thinking back to Orwell’s Animal Farm and the abuse of power through totalitarian propaganda because propaganda is how anyone stays in power (i.e. nation-state, head of household, corporate).   In…

What might we expect this weekend?

Put disruption together with leadership figures and messages as well as crisis, fear, and uncertainty and at least we know what to expect. The next step is to figure out how to identify the silver lining inherent in the cloud and make the best use of it for everyone involved with some tips from experts from crisis management.

What is Truth – Take 2?!

This is the second of a series of three mini-essays written for a course exploring various philosophical theories of ‘truth’: For William James, turn-of-the-last-century adherent of Pragmatism, ‘truth’ was a working hypothesis; if something ‘works’ to enable us to move forward in our search for ‘truth’, then accept it as ‘true’ (for now). By contrast,…

Batten Down the Hatches

Back in April 2018, I was lucky enough to attend The Astrology of Wealth Management, a seminar given by Christeen Skinner, a clever and well-experienced financial astrologer with a client base of market-traders, investors, CEO’s, and entrepreneurs. In that seminar, Christeen warned us to clear as much personal debt as possible prior to 2020. I…

BREXIT – Alpha & Omega

We might also see it as a sign for the future – the necessity of the ending of the United Kingdom as it is now. Scotland has made no bones about it: the ‘clan’ to which they may more naturally adhere (i.e. Scots) has been dragged from the European Union against its will.