Tag Archives: self-interest

Will greed and self-interest always overpower compassion and cooperation?

If the current state of the world is anything to go by, the answer to the title question appears to be a resounding YES.  I sure wish I felt otherwise. This post is my response to the third and final … Continue reading

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And the folly of governments keeps on marching along

In perusing our overflowing bookshelves for something to read last weekend, I happened to pull out Barbara Tuchman’s The March of Folly, an old goldie from 1984. Oh my goodness, talk about the old saying, “History has a tendency to … Continue reading

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A rebuttal to the glass-half-empty syndrome

My previous post, Musings of a temporarily despairing optimist, lamented the reluctance of so many people to become part of a solution, preferring instead to complain about the problem, waiting for someone else to find the solution – and then … Continue reading

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