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  •  TPTB want to reduce us all to being (3+ / 0-)
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    skohayes, tb mare, a gilas girl

    cogs in the wheel that solely exist to do their bidding and increase their profit line.

    It's a soul and creativity destroying materialism. It's a big part of why the focus on teaching to the test in our schools has always bothered me.

    I want our children to be free to discover, to create, to learn how to think critically, to be all that they can be.

    It is what I've always wanted for all of us.

    Instead we're bombarded with 24/7 ads, messages, and policies that reduce us to being the thing that the "economy" relies upon while our real needs are constantly ignored and devalued.

    There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    by Onomastic on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 06:49:44 AM PDT

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    •  Rec'd for Pink Floyd! (1+ / 0-)
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      Onomastic

      That album could be released today and still be relevant, though my fave is definitely "Dark Side of the Moon".

      Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

      by skohayes on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 07:11:29 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, I think there's a more mundane (2+ / 0-)
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      force at work: the hegemonic power of "the business model" approach to all things.

      It's the cultural power derived from the rise of the MBA and all its cultural attendants.

      A huge change in the academy that spread out across the culture.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 08:40:11 AM PDT

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      •  If I remember correctly, that rise of the (1+ / 0-)
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        MBA occurred during the Reagan years when greed and selfishness suddenly became virtues.

        I don't think you can separate out the rise of the "business model" from the philosophy and Interests that Reagan represented.

        There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

        by Onomastic on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 10:18:22 AM PDT

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