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How I'm saving for retirement by supplementing well known nostrums for "safe" investing with an understanding of the politics of the economic domination of the 1%.
This will be a blog about how to save for retirement when you've got a left of center political bent.  And by "left of center," I mean, until it looks like a distant possibility that the US version of the Khmer Rouge might ga...
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This is why I have had my suspicions about the "business" sections of bookstores for decade s. In 1940, a young sociologist named Robert K. Merton published an essay called “Bureaucratic Structure and Personality,” in which he coined the phrase “displacemen...
In 1940, a young sociologist named Robert K. Merton published an essay called “Bureaucratic Structure and Personality,” in which he coined the phrase “displacement of goals.” Bureaucracy develops, Merton wrote, because large organizations require rules and procedures, lest they fall into the ...
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Evidently North Korean animated characters pace and mutter thoughts as they consider something. #Anthropology
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本来無一物
Attributed to Hui Neng , it means - paraphrased of course - "Originally there is not one thing."   無一物 is "not one thing," or "having nothing." It's good not to have things you might get stuck to.  
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Mercy Killing
I have clearly heard teachers in American Zen Buddhism imply that mercy killing may be mandated  by the precepts in certain circumstances.  So I guess I'm going to have to reconcile that with this bit from a Chinese Buddhist site that says mercy killing is ...
I have clearly heard teachers in American Zen Buddhism imply that mercy killing may be mandated by the precepts in certain circumstances. So I guess I'm going to have to reconcile that with this bit from a Chinese Buddhist site that says mercy killing is necessarily a no-no.
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Forming our own narratives..
I have a minor confession to make: our family went and saw The Interview  on Christmas Day.   There's a lot of critiques of this movie out there,  that probably give every point of view possible already.  But you'll also find  - as often happens in movie re...
I have a minor confession to make: our family went and saw The Interview on Christmas Day. There's a lot of critiques of this movie out there, that probably give every point of view possible already. But you'll also find - as often happens in movie reviews - that there's aspects of that movie ...
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I don't think ultimately this will work...
" Mindfulness" and "meditation" are only going to be used in the service of capitalism so long as increased profits are made .  Critics of mindfulness capitalism - and I count myself among them - should note that as soon as profits aren't optimized via mind...
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It's skill we need, not cults
Ross Douthat - known as Chunky Bobo in some quarters - writes : From the Franciscans to the Jesuits, groups that looked cultlike to their critics have repeatedly revitalized the Catholic Church, and a similar story can be told about the role of charismatic ...
From the Franciscans to the Jesuits, groups that looked cultlike to their critics have repeatedly revitalized the Catholic Church, and a similar story can be told about the role of charismatic visionaries in the American experience. (The enduring influence of one of the 19th century's most ...
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Beyond the clichés...
I have at least one post pending on one Robert Sharf, who, I would submit,  despite his academic credentials doesn't get it. That's a post for another day. This blog-by-a-Buddhist has been doing, on and off, for almost ten years.  I have tried to make this ...
This blog-by-a-Buddhist has been doing, on and off, for almost ten years. I have tried to make this blog not merely some repetition of European-American Buddhist paradigms. I've tried to fit it to how an American Buddhist lives his life when he's somewhere between or among various cultures.
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"Buddhist sect leader detained"...?
So reads the headline in an article in the NY Times  about the detention of one Wu Zeheng, who is said in the article to run a group called "Huazang Dharma."  The NY Times article links to his group's website .  The Times article states: According to its we...
According to its website, the group calls on followers to perform a good deed each day and to fast several days a month and then to donate to charity the money they would have spent on food. The website also speaks of the group's “commitment to the prosperity of the Chinese nation and world ...
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