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The Agapic Need in Humans

I am working with a clinical psychiatrist friend on the concept of what I call the agapic need in humans.  We are working on a paper (book?) looking at agape and human groupings from an…Continue

Started Nov 9

ANTHROPOLOGY AND BUSINESS
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For over 30 years I did cross-cultural seminars for Fortune 500 companies and foreign businessmen wanting to know how to do business with Americans.  I wrote many articles in business publications…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Seba RP Aug 12, 2011.

 

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The Agapic Need in Humans

I am working with a clinical psychiatrist friend on the concept of what I call the agapic need in humans.  We are working on a paper (book?) looking at agape and human groupings from an anthropological & psychological perspective. 1) Thoughts on agape.  The human urge to associate with other humans (& pets?) seems hard-wired into us.  During the Long Paleolithic (2.3 million years) the human species lived in small loose associations of kin, affines & friends – the hunting &…See More
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Hart on Cambridge and Inequality

I just watched Keith Hart at Cambridge talking about the diffuse nature of Cambridge networks and the implications of that for the possibility of radical change and a real and sustained attack on global inequality (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsGfDU1gATU&feature=relmfu).  It is nice to listen to my esteemed colleague who sees the world as I do, but who seems more optimistic.  His glass seems three-quarters…

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Posted on May 18, 2012 at 4:15pm — 4 Comments

WHAT CAUSED THE GREAT RECESSION?

The question arises: Why did the Great Recession happen?  My answer is poleconomic i.e., that it was due to…

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Posted on February 13, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Robert Reich is Both Right and Wrong about the Bargain between the 1% and the 99%.

“For most of the last century, the basic bargain at the heart of the American economy was that employers paid their workers enough to buy what American employers were selling” (Reich 2011).  Robert Reich indicates that this basic bargain created a virtuous cycle of higher living standards, more jobs and better wages.  I am going to say that from a purely economic standpoint the cycle was virtuous, but when one takes a longer view, through environmental glasses, that capitalist bargain…

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Posted on November 29, 2011 at 4:02pm — 2 Comments

RIGGING ELECTIONS IN EGYPT AND TEXAS

Those in power almost always want to stay in power and they have the official means to manipulate the system in ways that underwrites the status quo.  Let’s take an example from the Arab Spring in Egypt.  As reported on Al Jazzera, the ruling military tribunal in Egypt released details about the districts and rules governing the upcoming 2011 parliamentary elections.  They way they decided to map out the districts and write the governing rules of each favored the election of…

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Posted on September 29, 2011 at 5:33pm

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