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The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing The World Of Business

Philosophy and entrepreneurship are a surprisingly good fit. Some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs and innovators come from a philosophy background and put the critical thinking skills they developed to good use launching new digital services to fill needs in various domains of society. Atlantic contributor Edward Tenner even went so far as to call philosophy the “most practical major.”

Read more… The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing The World Of Business.



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Roger Scruton – A culture of fake originality

As always, an interesting read… by Roger Scruton.

The fake intellectual invites you to conspire in his own self-deception, to join in creating a fantasy world. He is the teacher of genius, you the brilliant pupil. Faking is a social activity in which people act together to draw a veil over unwanted realities and encourage each other in the exercise of their illusory powers. The arrival of fake thought and fake scholarship in our universities should not therefore be attributed to any explicit desire to deceive. It has come about through the complicit opening of territory to the propagation of nonsense. Nonsense of this kind is a bid to be accepted.


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The Inequality Map –

Koji su oblici nejednakosti prihvatljivi i neprihvatljivi? David Brooks odgovara zanimljivom kategorizacijom. Kod nas bi ti kriteriji bili bitno drukčiji…

This is an excellent question. I will provide you with a guide to the American inequality map to help you avoid embarrassment. via: The Inequality Map –


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Why do leftists opt for a closed society?

In Croatia, a number of young left-leaning extremists opt against joining EU. In spite of the present EU troubles, I claim that this is a short-sighted and a very dangerous policy proposal, especially in a country that needs some political rectification… But is there some logic in this move from internationalism to nationalism? History shows that there is… Read my article from here… tportal.


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Pravda i socijalna pravda

Moj cijeli tekst o gorespomenutoj temi…

Po mišljenju libertera, pravda je slijepa, a “socijalna” pravda nije. Zbog toga možemo imati ili jednu ili drugu. Prva jamči jednakost pred zakonom, a druga… dovodi do političke proizvoljnosti i opće korupcije.

O “socijalnoj” pravdi

Danas se, kao i nekoć, u javnome životu, a pogotovo u programima političkih stranaka, često priča o „socijalnoj pravdi“. Čini se kao da se sve strane u raspravama i polemikama natječu oko toga koja će od njih osigurati više „socijalne pravde“. Ali što je to „socijalna“ pravda?

Ideja socijalne pravde obično se povezuje s idejom stvaranja društva ili institucije koja se temelji na načelima jednakosti i solidarnosti, ljudskih prava i priznanja digniteta svakog čovjeka. Povijesno, ona je nastala u teološkim djelima neo-tomista s kraja 19. stoljeća. I danas, ona se smatra osnovnim dijelom katoličkog nauka, uključujući i tzv. „teologiju oslobođenja“, teološku doktrinu s primjesama marksizma Nastavi čitati


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Levittovo “načelo kćeri” u politici. Emotion, reason and policy: Thinking liberally about feeling | The Economist

Emotion, reason and policy: Thinking liberally about feeling | The Economist. A članak je polemika s Levittom:


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Hayek – The Back Story –

Prilično kritični članak o Hayeku, pa ipak:

Keynes, Hayek’s friend and lifelong intellectual opponent, called it “a grand book,” adding, “Morally and philosophically, I find myself in agreement with virtually the whole of it.”

Hayek – The Back Story –


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Friedrich A. Hayek, Big-Government Skeptic –

Fukuyama recenzira Hayekovu knjigu “Constitution of Liberty” u današnjem NY Timesu

Hayek always had problems getting the respect he deserved; even when he was awarded the Nobel in economic science in 1974, the awards committee paired him with the left-leaning economist Gunnar Myrdal. With the passage of time, however, many of the ideas expressed in “The Constitution of Liberty” have become broadly accepted by economists — e.g., that labor unions create a privileged labor sector at the expense of the nonunionized; that rent control reduces the supply of housing; or that agricultural subsidies lower the general welfare and create a bonanza for politicians.

Friedrich A. Hayek, Big-Government Skeptic –


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Humility and Democracy | John Keane

Democracy is an ethic whose universality, its applicability everywhere on the face of the earth, stems from its commitment to ‘pluriversality’. It stands for the robust protection of peoples and their biosphere against bogus First Principles and arrogant Grand Ideologies and their claims upon power. Democracy is not a First Principle. It stands guard against pompous Universals, including the imaginings of Liberal Democracy and Western Democracy. Its key ethic is humility, and it therefore remains calm when confronted by the provocative question (posed by the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk in Snow) of whether particular democracies can endure rival forms of democracy created by people they don’t much like.

putem Humility and Democracy | John Keane.


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An Essay on Liberalism and Regulation | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

Imposing Values. An Essay on Liberalism and Regulation, By N. Scott Arnold • Reviewed by: Daniel Shapiro

Liberalism comes in two varieties, classical and modern. All liberals support limitations on government power, but modern liberalism favors, while classical liberalism opposes, significant interference with private property rights….

Arnold first asks if reasoned agreement between liberals about this agenda could be achieved by some shared principle. Liberals disagree too much about basic rights to provide common ground, but perhaps this ground could be generated by a common principle that the State has some role to play in providing public goods. Some classical liberals, however, accept the legitimacy of State-provided public goods only if they cannot feasibly be provided by nongovernmental means…

Finding no common ground between liberals on the modern liberal regulatory agenda, Arnold then discusses conversion arguments, arguments for why classical liberals ought to make exceptions to their principles about the scope of government action. Typically, modern liberals use these arguments by identifying some alleged failure in the market order that would supposedly be solved by government regulation; classical liberals reply that regulation makes things worse than they would be if the programs were dismantled or radically altered. After thoroughly canvassing this debate, Arnold concludes the replies are reasonable, which means reasonable disagreement between liberals persists.

putemImposing Values: An Essay on Liberalism and Regulation | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty.


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