Would You Patent a Brilliant Idea to Earn Millions, or Give It Away to Help Millions?

When Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin, he did just that

“Seeking human kindness.” When asked about the sign, Michael, the homeless man in the picture, said, “what matters is what it means to you.” For Michael, the sign means “doing a…

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When Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin, he did just that

What Would Society Look Like if Humans Were the Size of Ants?

While society appears to be functioning, it is functioning in a dysfunctional way

“One fish says to the other fish, how’s the water today? To which the other fish replies, what water?” The fish does not know there is any water because water makes…

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While society appears to be functioning, it is functioning in a dysfunctional way

How America Has Created An Empire Without An Emperor

American cultural imperialism has created a global culture that has unforeseen side effects.

The modern world is unique as this is the first time in civilisation there are no empires. Every country can manage its affairs without outside influence — or so it seems. In modern…

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American cultural imperialism has created a global culture that has unforeseen side effects.

Why Ego Destroys the Fabric of Society

Ego and the idea of self-importance have a pathological impact on society

The Novelist John Barth once wrote, “everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.” To maintain an image of ourselves as stars of our own show, we must create…

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Ego and the idea of self-importance have a pathological impact on society

Is Greed Important For Success in Life?

If you want to 'win' at capitalism, you must be self-interested and greedy.

In 1986, Ivan Boesky made a speech at the University of California, proclaiming “greed is healthy.” When growing up, we’re all taught that being greedy is a less than desirable character…

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If you want to 'win' at capitalism, you must be self-interested and greedy.