Shareholder Capitalism vs. Stakeholder Capitalism

Shareholder Capitalism vs. Stakeholder Capitalism: two radically different models of capitalism are locked in an historic debate over the future course – and the soul – of liberal societies.  We all have a stake in the outcome. 


What On Earth Is Philosophy?

The importance of the question of “what is philosophy?” has been relatively overlooked, in comparison to many so-called big questions, such as “Who are we?”, “Where are we from?”, “Can we know anything?”, and so on; nonetheless, the wrong answers to this question by prominent philosophers in history have derailed the development of philosophy off the right track in different directions at different historical times. Although the elements offered in this article for the answer to “what is philosophy?” are by no means inclusive, they have differentiated themselves from all other famous existing theories concerning what philosophy is really about by directing the audience to the logical nature instead of historical knowledge of philosophy, and thus is truly qualified for the title of “Philosophy of Philosophy”.


Oasis changing lives through football.

Oasis Founder Clifford Martinus has a contagious passion for sport and community. This is evident in the work done at Oasis Place with his belief that the connection to a team, fair play and sport can support an individual in overcoming the odds, both personal and social. This South African non-profit creates positive personal development opportunities for youth from marginalised backgrounds.


The Queen Anne Library—A Little Peace of Mind

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month, Patricia Vaccarino writes about writes about the Queen Anne Branch of the Seattle Public Library


Plato’s Dilemma: It Haunts Us Still

A dysfunctional government can be a matter of life-and-death, and these days they are all too common.  We should follow Plato’s sage advice. Plato’s diagnosis of the many dysfunctional kinds of government, and their root causes, still rings true, and so does his ultimate prescription. 


The “Silent Generation” Speaks Up - After 66 Years Re: Politics & Society Today

The idea of giving names to succeeding generations based on their attitude or defining relation to overall American society came about towards the end of the 20thcentury. Generally, the first generation to be referred to in this way came to be known as “The Greatest Generation” due to their contribution, perseverance and unity during World War II and the great depression. The following societal division; their younger brothers and sisters was given the name “The Silent Generation” partly as a result of the low birth rates during the depression; and they followed in rather natural unquestioning fashion the values of the preceding generation. Coming of age during the Korean War era they generally did not make too big a deal of accepting the course of events and hardships and had been taught not to make waves and to be un-complaining, hence the title, “The Silent Generation.” 


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Young Flesh

I remember being 16 and needing no other beauty accoutrement than a dab of gloss on my flesh-colored lips. I also remember creepy old men stalking me because I was young, pretty and wearing a high school uniform. Filthy old fools. They were everywhere: in the subway, in alleys, standing by bus stops or on the street in front of hotels as fancy as the Pierre and museums as old as the MET.


Introduction to the Social Disorder of Capability

As the indicators of the status of complicated macroscopic systems, statistically valid representative variables are of critical importance for knowing the dynamic conditions of the systems. As a few examples, in natural sciences, we have become very familiar to various physical quantities such as temperature and pressure, which can help us to predict the behavior of a natural system; in economics, we have economic indices to track economic health from different perspectives; in psychology, we have the intelligence quotient to provide a partial evaluation of the intelligent level of individuals.

Despite the convenience of using the well-known variables in academic researches and practical applications, the process of identifying the notions behind those variables could be painstaking and daunting. This article would introduce an abstract notion for the cultural dynamics, which has been greatly ignored by the world in the past.