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LIES, SO HUMAN, SO NATURAL

In an article written on December 9, 2008 under the heading “No borders exist for Racism, Sexism and Religious Intolerance” I described the human condition as encompassing the need for power, self-interest, hypocrisy and deceit. The recent incident involving the untimely death of Robert Dziekanski after being tasered by four R.C.M.P. officers in the Vancouver Continue Reading

Power, Self-Interest and Hypocrisy

Power, Self-Interest and Hypocrisy govern all human activities whether done as individuals, corporations, nations or as international bodies. I therefore can call the United Nations a qualified failure. It is a qualified failure because it is active, functioning, and can be used quickly to facilitate negotiations between nations with disagreements. It is a failure because Continue Reading

ENTITLEMENTS

“Entitlements” is a word North Americans will see a lot of in the future.   Nicholas Eberstadt who is an economist and a demographer with the American Enterprise Institue, wrote a booklet entitled “A Nation of Takers:America’s Entitlement Epidemic”.  In 2010 U.S. governments at all levels transferred more than 2.2 trillion in money, goods and services Continue Reading

Winning is all that counts

Principles are often overlooked in striving for success. It never ceases to amaze me how the need to be successful is more important than the need to be ethical, even if your actions directly contradict the ethics of your cause. This is true whether you are describing an individual, a corporation, a religion or a Continue Reading

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