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Meritocracy - it's a myth

When I meet someone for the first time, like you, it takes only 10 seconds for us to evaluate them. Our first criteria is are they like us or as Seth Godin says are they part of our tribe. 189 more words


Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

This was the best of the three Discworld books I’ve read so far in that the story felt both complete and well-told. There wasn’t as much humour as the other two but there were still laugh out loud moments. 161 more words


Filipino Crab Mentality - The Institutionalization of Mediocracy

My blog Reflections on the Bangsa Moro was lost in 2011 when the bloghost BLOGSOME.COM folded. I never thought blogsome would close down. It seemed like a small but solid enterprise in Ireland. 95 more words


Jobs, jobs, and less jobs

Are we puppets on a string? It is striking that the would-be Presidents on the Right (whether “establishment moderate” or conservative) are all promising more “jobs” to the electorate, while entirely ignoring the labor question (assertions of exploitation, the nature of toil, labor competition between ethnicities, “races”  and genders) that has roiled the world since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. 329 more words


Freedom vs. Equality

The worst arguments are when both people are right.

As a pastor, I see these kinds of arguments all the time in marriage counseling, board meetings and conflict resolution.   502 more words


Scrapping the Scorn: Rethinking Attitudes Towards the Poor

Since moving to London earlier this year the issue of poverty and homelessness in the UK has become more apparent to me then ever before. It’s not that I was naïve to the problem before relocating, more that it seems to exist here on a much larger scale and is therefore more noticeable and more disturbing. 1,351 more words


All in the FamiLee

Associated words used by netizens: FamiLEE, LEE-gime and Marry-tocracy.

I was very curious about a Lee Family Tree graphic that was created by Alternative View SG… 2,126 more words

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