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The Conscious Creation of Culture as the Goal of Education

I live in a world that is so normal to me that I forget that even most educated people don’t live in this world.  I rarely watch television:  I don’t watch sports, news, political debates or campaigns, advertising, celebrity gossip, … Continue reading

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Aligning Value Creation with Profitability Across Society

Most students of economics understand that one can more deeply align entrepreneurial value creation with environmental sustainability by ensuring that the costs of environmental degradation are internalized into the prices of products.  To take a simple example, because in most … Continue reading

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School Choice as a Response to Robert Frank’s Case for the Rational Libertarian

While I’ve not read Robert Frank’s most recent book, The Darwin Economy:  Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good, based on reviews it seems to be an elaboration of an argument that Frank has been making for thirty years:  That competition … Continue reading

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Excessive Medication, Mental Health, Evolutionary Psychology, and The Creation of New Cultures

John Horgan, in The Chronicle of Higher Education, on “Are Psychiatric Medicines Making Us Sicker?” “As recently as the 1950s, Whitaker contends, the four major mental disorders—depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia—often manifested as episodic and “self limiting”; that is, … Continue reading

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From Native American Education to the Creation of Conscious Culture through Educational Innovation

From 1491:  New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann (in the paragraph below, “Dawnland” refers to the Massachusetts coast): “Boys like Tisquantum explored the countryside, swam in the ponds at the south end of the harbor, … Continue reading

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Why do we see honorable characters in fantasy novels but not in reality television?

In reading about the concept of honor in Japanese society at Bronze Doors last week I noticed, as is typically the case, that the students are fascinated.  Adolescents, I find, crave a sense of honor.  I asked them if characters … Continue reading

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My TEDx talks and related material

The Creation of Conscious Culture through Educational Innovation, TEDx UChicago which is based on my Change This manifesto by the same name.  An extended version of the manifesto is available in Be the Solution:  How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can … Continue reading

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