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How I See Economic Inequality (1)

The greatest country, the richest country, is not that which has the most capitalists, monopolists, immense grabbings, vast fortunes, with its sad, sad soil of extreme, degrading, damning poverty, but the land in which there are the most homesteads, freeholds — where wealth does not show such contrasts high and low, where all men have enough — a modest living— and no man is made possessor beyond the sane and beautiful necessities. 1,866 more words

Economics

Institutional Structure and Culture in the Transmission of Social Values

Part 2: Modes, Aspects and Models of Institutional Transmission

In part 1 of this article I considered some of the theories of value transmission, particularly what is called inter-generational transmission, principally from parents to children, looking at basic models and some of the variables that make that process more or less successful. 5,575 more words

Values

Sustainable Cities and Social Capital

Any reader of this blog has seen a bit about social capital and markets. Many of the issues that we struggle with in the U.S. have to do with the lack of a shared social fabric and healthy living opportunities for all;  markets (and their surrounding food and civic systems) can alleviate some of those. 336 more words

Farmers Markets

Hidden-nomics (1)

My most favorite elective subject back in college was something entitled “Economics in Arts”. We actually had fun analyzing songs, movies and artworks looking for economically-linked issues beneath. 653 more words

Economics

Set the Bar High

Achievement is a fundamental human need that affects performance, productivity, innovation, and retention at work.

The drive for achievement can contribute to economic growth. Challenge is a prerequisite for a feeling of achievement; the right tools and support can ignite human potential and equip people to impact business results. 81 more words

Trust and Culture in Social Media

Week 6 continued…

Why is social capital and trust important in social media use within organisations?

Social capital and social media intertwine to facilitate networking and connect relationships between people who live and work in similar societies in turn allowing them to build upon each other and function effectively in their given environment such as an organisation. 825 more words

The Problem and Promise of Environment, Sustainability,...and People

Photo credit: Pixabay

Georgia, Florida and Alabama just can’t agree on how to use the rivers that flow through all three states. Atlanta continues to grow at breakneck speed and wants the water for its growing population. 654 more words

Environment