political wisdom from Noam Chomsky

  Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune. Topical quote from Noam Chomsky – topical because very powerful ‘democracies‘ still exhibit the psychology of the school playground (the opposites) while 0.1% own most of the wealth and use… Continue reading political wisdom from Noam Chomsky

institutions, preconceptions and collective myths

A thought for the day, as it were!   Dire institutions cannot see truth through their fiction that blinds A collective illusion there’s nothing can pierce institutional minds Afterthought: 1. In a ‘society’ with so many issues and fantasies, it’s a good idea / best possible outcome to have boundaries, and an Island of Sanity.… Continue reading institutions, preconceptions and collective myths

Protest votes in politics – best outcome: sociology psychology education

Elections in 21st century: 2016: Given that Trump and Clinton both serve the pathologically wealthy, who chose, in effect, both candidates, the best possible outcome to the protest votes, which have made Donald Duck the president of USA and exited Little England from the civilising and cooperative possibilities of Europe, is that the protest voters… Continue reading Protest votes in politics – best outcome: sociology psychology education

Capital in 21st Century – Piketty

Imagine:  education, hope, psychology and sharing in the global economy An excellent book, and I hope it gives me a complete picture of what is really going on in the world of money and business, and the bloody corporate matrix. I refer of course to Thomas Piketty -Capital in the Twenty-First Century a book based… Continue reading Capital in 21st Century – Piketty

Inherited wealth – Jens Beckert

Now available on offer at $35.58 in paperback format, this sociological study of wealth across the generations is a useful introduction for those of us that didn’t begin life in a castle! THE CONTENTS: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii Chapter 1: Introduction 1 1.1 Inheritance and Modern Society 1 1.2 Social Dimensions of Inheritance Law 12 Chapter 2:… Continue reading Inherited wealth – Jens Beckert

youthful wisdom – everybody has value

Rarely does the title of a book say so much: No-one is too small to make a difference The first book by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. Her positive mental attitude and perseverance has made an impression over the whole world. “No-one is too small” includes you and me. Too tiny, too quiet, too young,… Continue reading youthful wisdom – everybody has value

kindness and empathy in children’s education

kindness is healing and contagious. Hemingway wisdom and quotes   It costs nothing to give, and is precious to receive. Empathy and kindness work wonders, and benefit from practice. The more you give, the more you have. True Givers Revolution empathy and kindness in children’s education Related: IDEALS – democracy, kindness, social media for good… Continue reading kindness and empathy in children’s education

Bilderberg and Transparency

An excellent blog at the Guardian. It’s never clear how much of conspiracy theories are true. That’s exactly how conspirators like things to be! But when the group of the richest people and Transparency International USA have the same committee members any claim to democracy is farcical. Get the details from the Guardian bilderberg-2015-a-travesty-of-transparency  … Continue reading Bilderberg and Transparency