Tags » Self-interest

Krishnamurti and the "mutation" in the brain

Why we don’t always question this circular prison or panopticon of the “I” is a deep question. Apparently, we feel stronger and more secure in the image of ourselves as inviolable, or immune to the “difference” that makes our position merely provisional, contingent, and relative.   638 more words

Potlatching and Rational Actors

I recently held a small and dubious event at my apartment. I referred to it as a “Free Book Bazaar” and basically, i was just trying to give away hundreds of books that i don’t have room for. 716 more words

Bazaar

"The Emptiness of Modern Economics: Why the Dismal Science Needs a Richer Moral Anthropology" (McRorie, C. The Hedgehog Review, Vol 16, No.3, Fall 2014)

THE HEDGEHOG REVIEW: VOL. 16 NO. 3 (FALL 2014)

The Emptiness of Modern Economics: Why the Dismal Science Needs a Richer Moral Anthropology

Christina McRorie… 5,072 more words

Political Stuff

Chris Simmons on CNN: “Could Longtime U.S. Diplomat Robin Raphel be a Spy?”

CNN’s Elise Labott reports on the FBI raiding former Ambassador Robin Raphel’s home and allegations that she is a spy.

Your perception...

How do you feel when you look at this beautiful wild fruits?

Do you attempt to pluck it and take a try?

How much are you going to pluck? 396 more words

Buddhism

Vanity thought #1177. Priority of the Self

It’s a general rule that if you decide to offer advice to anyone you should measure that person’s level of understanding and say things just within their grasp. 1,393 more words

Miscellaneous

Animal Liberation: Economic Self-Interest

“When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.”
― Shirley Chisholm

The most powerful, reactionary hindrances to progress regarding the animal issue are the strong, self-interested economic forces that are threatened by a reevaluation of our attitudes towards animals and the change within society that would occur once we recognise animals’ self-worth and grant them core protective rights. 313 more words

Ethics