Piketty: Moving away from three-tier democracy

Thomas Piketty Professor at EHESS (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) and the Paris School of Economics According to the French economist, rebuilding a left-right divide centred on questions of redistribution and social inequality is the central issue of France’s legislative elections. Moving away from three-tier democracy Published on June 11, 2022 atContinue reading “Piketty: Moving away from three-tier democracy”

Pentecost Poems / Christian Poets

During the forum on Pentecost, June 5, 2022, eight of these poems were presented by several volunteer readers, in the Parish Hall or via Zoom. The request for readers:If you would like to participate as a reader, please choose one or two from this list or suggest other poems.The poem titles are links to webContinue reading “Pentecost Poems / Christian Poets”

Denazify signals anti-Semitism

Jason Stanley, Yale philosophy professor, author of How Propaganda Works and How Fascism Works, unpacks “deNazification”. JS interviewed by Brooke Gladstone in the final segment of an On the Media podcast – excerpt of transcript below.https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/antisemitism-behind-putins-denazification-on-the-media      4 March 2022 Brooke G  37:29This is on the media. I’m Brooke Gladstone. When Putin declared war on UkraineContinue reading “Denazify signals anti-Semitism”

Reflections on Implicit Bias Training

October 2, 2021 In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the widespread BLM protests, the leadership of my Christian congregation considered various programs that would both boost the awareness of the persistent systemic racism throughout the United States, and ideally, motivate members to engage locally in activities that address social injustices, especiallyContinue reading “Reflections on Implicit Bias Training”

Annex 1: Canvas method and validity

Rationale for canvassing: Admission: I was not a faithful student with suggested homework, for example, journaling. So, it would not be in good faith to claim that my views are representative of other participants.             Several people attended some early sessions and then dropped, for reasons unknown to me. Spectrum of conjectured reasons: From aContinue reading “Annex 1: Canvas method and validity”

Annex 2. Racial Literacy

Until recently, racial literacy was the core of IBT; racial healing is more recent.FW Twine, A White Side of Black Britain 2010:  Racial literacy includes: 1. recognition of racism as a contemporary rather than historical problem, 2. consideration of the ways in which race and racism are influenced by other factors such as class, gender,Continue reading “Annex 2. Racial Literacy”

Annex 5. Risk of weakening the guide’s influence

Julia Galef is a leader among those promoting a revival of rationality in private discussion and public discourse. Like IBT aiming at sub-conscious attitudes, Galef urges us to be alert to our universally shared cognitive biases. A central theme in her book “The Scout Mindset” is that we would do well on occasion to “hideContinue reading “Annex 5. Risk of weakening the guide’s influence”