Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Sibile Marcellus - 'We squandered a major economic recovery': Harvard professor

The nation wasted the major economic recovery, according to a new report by Harvard Business School on U.S. competitiveness.

“We had this wonderful recovery. It could have given us the chance to take some significant resources and devote them to some of our well-known challenges, like infrastructure or health care...none of that happened. Instead, we squandered a major economic recovery and didn’t use it to make things better,” said Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, a co-author of the study.

The business community’s role in politics has made a significant contribution to Washington’s dysfunction, according to HBS’s report. The majority of the business leaders surveyed said businesses’ overall engagement worsened the political system by advancing policies that benefited special interests.

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Sibile Marcellus - 'We squandered a major economic recovery': Harvard professor

10 comments:

jrbarch said...

Simple lesson:- empty handed you come into this world, and empty handed you must leave. You don't own anything, other than your existence - for as long as the breath keeps coming. Even Alexander the Great, who conquered nation after nation, who had Kings bow down, submit, do obeisance to him, knew that. The answer to all human dilemmas (which we create in the first place - by the way) has always been kindness; compassion - a real love of humanity and life. A real respect; a real shouldering of responsibility. It's called human maturity. Intelligence. Wisdom. It is the only solution humanity has not tried yet.

Like when the Wright brothers did the impossible and took travel to the air, including over land and over seas - it's Time to change - everything.

Peace has always been possible. Peace begins in each human heart. It is there. You just have to feel it; know it. It is Raj Vidya - the king of all Knowledge. It is a presence that evolution makes possible and that we can open like the gift that it is. Don't look to world leaders. Look to the human heart - and start with yours. It's called (conscience...ness) consciousness.

Let kindness rule the mind, let light enter into a dark room: - then the mind will build a fair and just economy, in broad daylight where everything is honest - that will minister to mankind (like it was meant to). Our only option is to evolve.

Matt Franko said...

“Like when the Wright brothers did the impossible and took travel to the air,”

That’s a material endeavor JR... requires a science methodology... not applicable to human relations .... you use that method to try to understand human relations or social justice you end up with Darwin .. “survival of the fittest!”, etc...

This is almost comical from you if it weren’t so sad: “peace ... makes evolution possible “

Wtf are you talking about?????

Where is there peace and justice in “survival of the fittest!”???





jrbarch said...

Calm down Matt. Relax. It’s simple ...

We left the jungle (‘survival of the fittest’) because we wanted to become ‘civilised‘(rule of law).

What underpins ‘value’ for a human being?

The reason why we wanted civilisation – to live in peace. "Ahhh .... now I am enjoying being alive!"

Living in peace allows us to evolve (no life and death threatening distractions) - evolution is a process that includes opening of the heart and knowing what it holds.

QED.

Best wishes for 2020 ....

jrbarch said...

Re- reading this morning; illustrates what I was trying to express above.

Russia China and the European Peninsula - Godfree Roberts

... at the bottom of the article:

HEGEMONY AND HUMANITARIAN LEADERSHIP.

According to Chinese philosopher Xunzi, there were three types of leadership: humane authority, hegemony and tyranny. Humane authority begins by creating a desirable model at home that inspires people abroad. Xunzi[2], proposed that, though hegemons know how to win wars, “The ruler who makes his own state act correctly will attain international primacy.” The domestic determines the international and, since humane authority based on morality rather than power, is superior to hegemony it is more important to win over people than territory. States wishing to exercise humane authority must be the first to respect the norms they advocate and leaders of high ethical reputation and great administrative ability will attract other states. “To be compassionate in great matters and overlook the small makes one fit to become lord of the covenants. Loving friends, being friendly with the great, rewarding your allies and punishing those who oppose you, the lord of the covenants has a definite duty and his moral standing should match it.” Presiding over the meetings of other states grants international recognition of humane authority. Two centuries later, Confucius summarized Xunzi thus, “Moral superiors and inferiors relate to each other like wind and grass: grass must bend when the wind blows over it”.

Matt Franko said...

You are re-defining "evolution"...

'Evolution' is defined by Darwin as "survival of the fittest!"...

Its a misapplication of the material science methodology to human development...

You may be talking about something else...

Matt Franko said...

Here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_of_the_fittest


"Herbert Spencer first used the phrase, after reading Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, in his Principles of Biology (1864), in which he drew parallels between his own economic theories and Darwin's biological ones: "This survival of the fittest, which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called 'natural selection', or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life."[1]

Darwin responded positively to Alfred Russel Wallace's suggestion of using Spencer's new phrase "survival of the fittest" as an alternative to "natural selection", and adopted the phrase in The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication published in 1868.[1][2] In On the Origin of Species, he introduced the phrase in the fifth edition published in 1869,[3"

Matt Franko said...

Darwinian 'evolution' by definition IS "survival of the fittest"...

There is no "peace!" in there AT ALL hate to break the news to you...

jrbarch said...

OK – let’s get into this a bit Matt. Am working on topics like this elsewhere (perhaps I’ll have a website together soon, in the first half of 2020).

One time you thought I was way ahead of everyone else – now you think I am rather naive! Ha! - jr needs to be schooled in Darwin and ‘survival of the fittest’. Yeah right, never heard of that ....

Maybe I’m just somewhere in the middle, just like you and everyone else – slowly, working things out...

Evolution was defined billions of years ago - a long time before Darwin had a go at ‘defining’ it. He just noticed one tiny little aspect – to do with the animal body, the instinctive mind, law of the jungle and ‘survival of the fittest’ (animal body). Science tumbles into the pit-holes of the past if it becomes narrow, or a religion.

Moving on from the 1800’s – atoms have dissolved into quarks and leptons; each particle coming into existence through ‘perturbations’ in ‘fields’ – behind which is an infinite field full of infinite energy (and infinite possibilities). All of the laws of nature disappear over an energy horizon. No one knows how consciousness arises in amongst it all. Why the universe manifests itself as it is. On my shelf sits the Ancient Wisdom – the science of Breath, Fohat; as well as modern science.

In my understanding, if the theoretical physicist wants to know what ‘matter’ is and its smallest unit; and the cosmologist wants to know where the universe comes from - every moment of every day, which is all that exists – they both will have to learn how to do the same thing – go inside. The LHC is a bit useless in that regard.

Peace is pure Being: - so is intelligence; so is love; so is power; so is harmony; so is concrete knowledge; so is aspiration; so is organisation and magic – they are all a manifestation of being. Mind is just another body; something we paint with thought: - in order to perceive what is inside, it needs to be still; clear. Even the mind of a (priestly or not) theoretical physicist. This is something the East can teach the West.

If you want to know who you are, consider the portion of quarks and leptons that make up You, to the number in the entire universe. There is the value of your stock market. There is the strictly human illusion that takes place on this tiny tiny little gift of a planet that is the earth - until death comes along and hits the reset. The ‘I’ is just a wave in the mind stuff – a reflection, a moon borrowing light from the sun of the true self. It is a conditioned robot. It creates havoc. It is mostly controlled by greed.

Yes we have an animal body, instinctive mind (now almost subconscious) and lower mind (vehicle) – but we also have a heart.

The heart guides skilful hands to heal, to lovingly cradle a baby - while mind guides the hands to kill.

These hands need to be guided by the heart rather than the craziness of this world. (cont)

jrbarch said...

The heart is the place where your courage and passion reside; where your power and intelligence, your true wisdom and love, the simplest of all of your knowledges reside; where your truest gratitude and appreciation, your thirst to be fulfilled reside. Mind can only stand aside and wonder. Falling in love is not a formality. Falling in love happens, and there’s nothing you can do about it because falling in love happens with the heart. You cannot cage your heart like you do a bird. When you fall in love with that energy, that Divine inside of you, the heart opens. The heart does not desire a promotion. It does not see time or ots ‘station in life’. It sees Being; A Flame of which it is the tiniest little spark. It only wants to say ‘Thank you’. Out of gratitude.

Animal body has almost finished evolving, mind has still a long way to go - the heart needs to evolve now too, to guide them on their way – a course set down a long long time ago. It is time. The heart, alive and well, flourishing amongst all of those robotic leptons and quarks, clouds of mind, needs to know itself and sing. Happy to break the news to you...

When the heart opens, the human life changes – forever. Peace is a reality because that is what you are. It is your essence. You just have to learn to feel it.

Have to leave it with you Matt but I will read any reply.

Best wishes to all for 2020 ..

Bob said...

Calling Europe a peninsula seems dismissive.