Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

If at First you Don’t Fail, Try, Try Again

Posted by Dale Kuehne on June 17, 2011

If we are going to move from the iWorld to a world where relationships come first, we are going to have to change the way we do business. Literally.

The following article explains that while we bailed out all the major investment banks except one, we didn’t require them to fundamentally change the dangerous way they do business, and they haven’t.

Banking, when done right, is a gift to its community. When done wrong, it sets us ALL up for failure.

The good news is that there is a SOLUTION. My next post will provide it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/opinion/31nocera.html?_r=1

Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and you’re okay
Money, it’s a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I’ll buy me a football team

Money get back
I’m alright Jack keep your hands off my stack.
Money it’s a hit
Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit
I’m in the hi-fidelity first class travelling set
And I think I need a Lear jet

Money it’s a crime
Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie
Money so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a raise it’s no surprise that they’re
giving none away

Money by Roger Waters from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

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