V. Frank Asaro’s recent’s work, ”Universal Co-opetition: Nature’s Fusion of Cooperation and Competition” (2011), engages the idea of co-opetition of a general philosophy, by introducing it in the book as an universal axiom: the author argues that it is necessary, in order to achieve the highest level of success in any system, to have a melding of cooperation and competition – in varying proportions. 627 more words
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I have a conservative friend who I often take hikes with on weekends and occasionally stop at a bar, or two, along the way.
We discuss politics a bit en route, but when we do he often shuts up and I notice a subtle Cheshire cat grin emerge, implying he doesn’t agree but doesn’t want to argue about it. 387 more words
One of President Truman’s most repeated lines, the “Do Nothing Congress,” is increasingly being used less as a metaphor and more as a statement of fact. 450 more words
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I have been wracking my fraying brain for something to really be thankful for in regards to our national politics. For example, there still seems a pulse in congressional negotiations over immigration reform, but not enough throbbing to feel a heartfelt thanks. 583 more words
I don’t care to write about Obamacare, but Matt Miller does and has. Mr. Miller is what I would call a compassionate pragmatist, but he must look radically liberal to those on the right as he believes higher taxes and greater government investment in education is necessary if this country is to turn itself around. 341 more words