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Max Weber and the rationalisation of education

By Geoff Hinchliffe

In order to understand our own times, it can be beneficial to go back in time, in order to take advantage of a fresh perspective from afar. 732 more words

Ethics And Academic Freedom

Nietzschean 'Ressentiment', 21st century style

Ressentiment is a reassignment of the pain that accompanies a sense of one’s own inferiority/failure onto an external scapegoat. The ego creates the illusion of an enemy, a cause that can be “blamed” for one’s own inferiority/failure.

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Rationalisation, discrimination, de-legitimisation ... you know the rest

Interested, while controlling my revulsion at the subject matter, to read this, via Unz:

By the logic of gay liberation, Thiel is an example of a man who has sex with other men, but not a gay man.

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4 steps to saving good ideas in your organisation

4 steps to saving good ideas in your organisation

This week I am delivering a Masterclass event in the United States, focusing on Talent management and shifting good ideas into action – basically developing stronger business cases for good ideas, which increases the probability of  “good ideas” being operationalised. 358 more words

The skewed search for life's meaning

When sentient beings search for meaning it often leads to gibberish. Markets and newspapers burgeon with spirituality columns, self-help books and religious cults that claim to tell you the meaning of life. 1,278 more words

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Poem and I: The Road Not Taken

I have always felt that one’s encounter with a piece of art- a song, a film, a play, a poem: anything- collides their separate lives together for a purpose that is only visible in retrospect, leaving both the person and the piece of art slightly but permanently changed. 1,982 more words

Mark St Cyr's Crystal Ball Goes Blood Red

Mark St Cyr puts it out there, in a coherent and plausible argument:

Few believe there is a reason for concern that China “might” do something which may upset the current economy as it now stands.

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