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PART 2: I HAVE A FORMULA FOR THAT

On Altruism

Part 2

I HAVE A FORMULA FOR THAT

The conventional definition of altruism can be displayed in this simple formula: A = c + u + s, where… 283 more words

On Altruism

“To the Garbage Collectors in Bloomington, Indiana, the First Pickup of the New Year” by Phillip Appleman

(the way bed is in winter, like an aproned lap,

    like furry mittens,

    like childhood crouching under tables)

The Ninth Day of Xmas, in the morning black… 318 more words

Poetry

"HURRY UP AND WAIT" COMMUTING

“HURRY UP AND WAIT” COMMUTING

Seventy-plus- at first,

Stop and go traffic the worst…

But it’s all right

Going to work in light,

Especially when Standard Time cursed! 42 more words

A Caswell Limerick Poem!

TRAFFIC GYMNASTICS

TRAFFIC GYMNASTICS

Smoothly a minivan,

Slid over to where we ran…

Neck-and-neck,

But what the heck–

It made it through as planned!-

Diagonally challenged… 60 more words

"famous Last Words"

Campaigning and (Enlightened) Self Interest

I’ve been thinking for a while about the morality of using ‘enlightened self interest’ in the service of campaigning (on issues like climate change, global poverty, asylum seekers/refugees, etc.). 104 more words

Politics

The irony of modern economics

One of the most amazing ironies of modern Western civilization is, to me, that a few hundred years ago, some economists convinced all Christendom that self-centeredness and greed were actually virtues rather than vices, and would benefit society! 338 more words

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