Category Archives: Ethical Capitalism

Henry Miller: A Different Kind of Silence Breaker

In the age of the Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer sexual harassment cases the question needs to raised whether Henry Miller’s explicit sexual prose can still continue to be part of the Canon of US Literature. We are quite sure it can Continue reading

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To all those who have fallen through the cracks

Someone out there does indeed have to demonstrate that wisdom can still impose itself and break through without having to hawk itself, to market itself or otherwise make some noise about itself. Because this is what our hysteric and overcrowded digital marketplace truly demands. Continue reading

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The difficulty of being Captain Courageous in front of a narcissistic boss

Former FBI-Director Comey must have felt in his various meetings with POTUS 45 that this man in front of him doesn’t take a candid rejection of his wishes in a stride. That is why he opted for an appeasing response on the President’s inappropriate Flynn request rather than to courageously call the Commander-in-Chief to order. Continue reading

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The Buddhist versus the Biblical versus the Existentialist versus the Bourgeois Business Model

Different philosophies and faiths entail different business models. Here are some of them. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Orlando, Magnanville, Birstall…. Out of the box-thinking is required to deal with the rising tide of lunacy and hate in our digital society

Tweet Observation a day after the killing of British MP Jo Cox Yesterdays’s murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox has left us just as devastated as the mass shooting in Orlando and the killing of Jean-Baptiste Savaing and Jessica … Continue reading

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From Hollywood Boulevard to Molenbeek and beyond

Tweet A reflection on the horrendous terror attacks in Brussels On Saturday, March 19, it was Sean Baker’s highly insightful movie “Tangerine” (http://www.magpictures.com/tangerine/) that caught our attention.  “Tangerine” stands in the tradition of Alexandre Duma’s  “The Lady of the Camellias”, … Continue reading

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Is there a correlation between suicide rates and austerity in Euroland?

It is not austerity politics but the inadequacy of the Euro for the Greek economy that accounts for the present rise in suicide rates in Greece. Continue reading

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Another important chapter in the austerity revolution

The UK election of May 7 was first and foremost a national referendum on austerity politics. And in the confinement of their voting booth, voters probably realized that the tough cost cutting of the Cameron government is very likely the more responsible way to deal with the challenges of the future than the tax-and spend-approach that Labour and others were advocating for. Continue reading

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I am being filmed therefore I am

Clearly we are more self-obsessed nowadays than we probably would have been had we been born decades earlier. But it wasn’t our choices to grow up in the present technological reality. Continue reading

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The End of Sovereign Bonds without Collective Action Clauses

What are the consequences of a US Court ruling that favors the rights of minority bond holders over the imposition of majority based debt restructuring plan? Continue reading

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