Archive for politics

Rifkin’s Economic Fight of the Century—Capitalism vs “Commons”-ism—Called Because of Extreme Weather and No Electricity (part I)

Welcome to part I of a two-part post. Economist and educator Jeremy Rifkin in his 2014 book entitled The Zero Marginal Cost Society—The Internet of Things, The Collaborative Commons, and The Eclipse of Capitalism, delivers what I consider to be an “annual report” of sorts for the Internet. Actually, three Internets: The Internet of Communication, […]

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Pocket Peter Marris—Loss and (Social) Change

Back in the mid-1990s there was a flurry of activity in the area of using Bowlbian attachment theory as a theory of social change. In 1996 sociologist Peter Marris released his book entitled The Politics of Uncertainty—Attachment in Private and Public Life. In that same year an edited volume was released entitled The Politics of […]

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Disgust: How Social Emotions Become Social (If They Actually Do)

In my last post I talked about the political, sociological, and economic implications that I recognized as I read neuroscientist Louis Cozolino’s book entitled The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain (Second Edition) (2006, 2014). In this post I’d like to focus in on some technical information from Cozolino’s book that, […]

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QUICK LOOK: ‘Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings – The Washington Post

‘Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings – The Washington Post. By Michael S. Rosenwald, April 20, 2016 Washington Post contributor I found this article by Michael Rosenwald to be most revealing. It comes on the 17th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Rosenwald went back and found essays written by […]

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QUICK LOOK: Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists

Mental Illness Mostly Caused by Life Events Not Genetics, Argue Psychologists by Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph science editor (March 28, 2016) The above article caught my attention. It throws fuel on the “environmental causes” versus “genetic causes” fire that we visited in my last post, a reaction to the book on addiction In the Realm […]

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