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The Biggest Idea of All

You live in a world where all that matters is how much you can pay for how little you receive.

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Ikegai: Part I

Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikegai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self.

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The Perversion of Contemporary Philosophy in Education

Education has lost the mystery it once held, traded it for economy.

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The Childhood Myth

This generation is utterly confusing. We’re told from the time we’re barely old enough to tie our shoes that the world is our oyster, that we can do anything if we just set our minds to it, and a slew of other garbage later refuted by hard experience. We grow up to discover that, though […]

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There is no meritocracy: It’s just the 1 percent, and the game is rigged | Salon

Our politicians love to call the system a “meritocracy”, while ignoring reality. Obama promised change: out with the old and in with the new. Why then are so many members of his cabinet part of the same clique that have run Washington for decades? A true Meritocracy would give everyone the same chance to reach […]

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Bosnia presents a terrifying picture of Europe’s future – and a way out | The Guardian

Many protest movements are criticized for having few positive ideas. Concerned people assemble to demand change, but apologists for the status quo ask, “How do I know your ideas won’t make the bad government even worse?” The strongest position that protesters can hold is that of supporting Meritocracy. Meritocracy has actionable ideas that will improve […]

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The Waltons Are the Greediest Family in the World | Gawker

While some financial oligarchs steal money with their right hand, then give to charity with their left hand, The Walton family doesn’t bother to hide their greed using charity. Only the Millionaire Estate Tax can guarantee equal opportunity for every child. Billionaire families will never do it. Four members of the Walton family, heirs to […]

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Death of Liberalism

Liberalism is over. As an ideological movement, liberalism has lost all of its power and has been stripped of its former nobility. Once viewed as the guardians of science and humanism within the political sphere, liberal institutions have now been subsumed by the corporate state. All liberal values have been reformulated; melted down and recast […]

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Broken Laws

The world is broken precisely because people, especially lawmakers, do not have a respect for—or understanding of—the laws of a nation. When our very own lawmakers give in to laziness, lobbyists and corruption, then how can good laws come about? We create a vicious cycle: bad lawmakers produce bad laws, and naturally the citizenry do […]

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