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Today on Voices of New Afrika some of the brightest minds in the New Afrikan community will talk about capitalism. Is Capitalism "Freedom for the People" or "Exploitation of the People"? Here the hard truth about this global economic systems.
Huge disadvantages of the fabulously wealthy include no one around with the guts and wit to say, "You're being stupid!" Another, more intractable one is the delusion if you are rich you must be brilliant...in everything.
Over the past decade or so, John Henry has pushed his The Boston Globe and Red Sox to the edge of ruin and seems to have no sense of that. He is the ugly side of capitalism, or one of the ugly sides. He jacked up ballpark/ticket prices to the highest in basebaqll. Likewise, he is huge in expeneive newspaper paywalls and has made both home delivery and online Globe prices the highest in the nation, higher even than papers like the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. Those two at least give you info to earn you money back and more. The Globe simply relies on its almost monopoly status (there is an asthenic Murdoch-owned tabloid for a weak competitor.)
This past week, Henry blew it again. He's already pared the writing/reporting staff to the nub. Now he went after the delivery contractor, switching to a cheaper vendor. That makes perfect capitalistic sense; bottom line, don't you know. The problem is that the new contractor has already failed elsewhere and certainly plonked here.
Let us consider Henry's empire and whether the delusional rich can ever objectively judge their decisions. I suspect you already know my conclusion.
Why uncertainty and failure is necessary for a functioning economy and why Cuba is embracing both in its struggle to reform its economy. Show notes at http://moneyfortherestofus.net/mny093-capitalism-complexity-cuba/ To sign up for the Money For the Rest of Us Insider's Guide text the word INSIDER to 44222.
Poor people with a poor mindset have convinced themselves that the rich get that way by being greedy. The truth is that the most successful and wealthy people on earth got there by having a generous spirit. This week we’ll talk with Josh and Lisa Lannon (The Social Capitalist) about having a generous spirit, building wealth by doing good and the greed of those with a poor mindset.
There is little doubt that capitalism, as we know it, is in big trouble. In the next two hours, Bob Kirkconnell, author of American Heart of Darkness, http://www.amazon.com/American-Heart-Darkness-Transformation-Pathocracy/dp/1479793213/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1447010399&sr=1-1, will discuss -- what is the problem, what caused the problem, and what to do about it!
What is the history of Capitalism?
What is the nature of capitalism
Why it is bound to fail?
Is capitalism the best we can do?
What alternatives or modifications are available?
Workers' Self Directed Enterprises
The answers to the above questions will surprise you! They are right in front of us but we have been trained not to see them! If fact, there are already answers that are working and not on a small scale. Google the huge corporation, Mondragon, and see what comes up!
in Self Help
Recently I interviewed Ryan McShane who has helped me tremendously. Ryan opened my eyes to looking at how you can impact your workplace and your home. Some of what he talks about is:
There are four principles of Conscious Capitalism.
1. Conscious leadership
Organizations mirror the actions and personality of the individual at the top. This is the kind of person people want to follow. The authentic, open person. Conscious Leaders are the ones who inspire loyalty and consistent high performance in their teams.
2. Stakeholder orientation
Conscious leaders know the importance of taking into account all of their stakeholders. You’re never going to become a premium brand by only focusing on the shareholders. The really important factors for long-term business success are the employees and customers, and often the vendors and community as well. Take care of them and they will take care of you.
3. Conscious culture
A values-based culture is one that is intentional about how people act and perform. When a culture is not defined and enforced, your people aren’t all moving in the same direction.
Related: Can Etsy Make Money and Do Good at the Same Time?
4. Higher purpose
Finally, the company should be in business to do more than just make money. Great leaders realize that in order to become successful over the long term, you must provide true value. That comes from passionate people getting inspired about their work. How inspiring is your company’s purpose? For example, would you want to work for a company whose mission it is to “deliver maximum value to the shareholders”?
At the end of our talk Ryan shares how he might be able to help YOU in your career and home life
Segment 1: Dr. Peter Sacco is a bestselling author, psychology professor and former private practitioner. Peter has also written over 700 articles in media/magazines as well as several book reviews for Prentice-Hall Publishing. His new book is called “The Internet Apocalypse: The world without the Internet… How would you survive?”
Segment 2: May McCarthy is the author of the best-selling book The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Success. Since 1982, May McCarthy has helped to start and grow six successful companies as large as $100 million in annual revenues. She is a best-selling author, speaker, university lecturer and angel investor.
Segment 3: Gary Douglas is an innovator, investor, author, antique storeowner and breeder of Costa Rican horses. He is the founder of Access Consciousness and has written 17 books so far. In 2010, his book “The Place” became a Barnes and Nobles #1 Bestseller.
Segment 4: Mike Agron is the executive webinar producer for WebAttract which he co-founded in 2008. He is also an award-winning author, coach and a frequent guest speaker on webinar demand generation best practices for the American Marketing Association and Content Marketing Institute.
Segment 5: Dan Castro is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning author, and attorney who has built many different businesses. His latest book is Hidden Solutions “All around you; Why Some people Can See them and Some Can’t”.
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Capitalism without capital - With Peter Day of BBC
At the top of the hour Ken Worthy, lecturer and research associate at the University of California in Santa Cruz and Berkeley and St. Mary's College of CA will discuss Finding the Human Place in Nature. We'll discuss the invisibility of Nature, our disconnection from Nature which leads to our being unethical and how clean technology are major sources of environmental degradation. On the positive side, Ken gives insight as to how we can have a better relationship with nature, make it more visible in their lives and how eco-feminism informs his life's work.
Then crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, feminist, teacher, founder of the Feminist Collective. Sylvia Federici, discusses Women, Witch-Hunting and the Development of Capitalism, Past and Present. We'll delve into the relationship between witch-hunting and the development of capitalism as argued in Caliban and the Witch. Role of the church in witch-hunting, how it relates to the surge in violence against women today and more on the old religion and if anyone has apologized for the gendercide.
Capitalism, Misogynoir and Self Care.
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What's wrong with Capitalism? Is it individual control or greed that bothers the American people these days? These are the questions Betty will discuss today and why she's pondering them. Assignment: tells the stories of America from history, military, politics, social and economic to entertainment - the things you never thought about to the trivia you never knew.
On this episode of Carson's Corner,Bob will discuss some concepts put forth by V.I. Lenin in his book, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism.
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