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]

Incarceration America

Posted by Dale Kuehne on January 5, 2012

Why do we lead the world in incarceration?

Is it because of a moral defect?

It punishes the families of the incarcerated more than the incarcerated.

The Bible does not prescribe prisons. Instead it prescribes public flogging or the death penalty.

I’ve never met an inmate or family that wouldn’t choose public flogging.

Is the money we spend on incarceration well spent?

I think not.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/jan/04/prisons-and-probation-usa

Trying to keep my head up living do or die
my momma says shes fed up and late at nite she cries
I got all the odds against me somebody tell me why sitting
in the penitentary trying to survive.

Incarcerated by X-Raided from Deadly Game (2002)

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