philosophy

The Morality of Capitalism

Free market capitalism has a bad rap today. This is despite its global spread, especially since the end of the Cold War and the fall of socialist states within the iron curtain. In fact, many blame unregulated markets for the most recent financial crisis in 2008. While free markets are generally considered the most efficient…
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How Politicians Divide People For Their Own Ends

The concept of the Other The concept of the “Other” has existed since the very dawn of human civilisation. Although the specific semantics can vary widely, the concept always involves a sense of exclusion of a group due to a perception of difference in identities, however that “identity” is defined. This divisive concept serves to…
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Income Inequality and Luck

In January 2018 the very famous Oprah Winfrey received the very prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. To a standing ovation of who-is-who she gave a rousing speech. The video of that rousing speech went around the world and created another standing – virtual – ovation. Let’s face it. It was a…
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