I came across with a letter of S’bu Zikode who is the member of Abahlali baseMjondolo shack dwellers movement in South Africa.
This letter shows current most important problem humanity faces today. This is world-wide problem called apartheid between rich and poor, privileged and unprivileged. But I want to emphasize this problem from the psychological view.
Here is the excerpt of this letter which shows core of the problem: Continue reading
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Ideology rather than reason still guides the minds and actions of governments whose decisions affect the lives of all.
The most known classification of human needs comes from psychologist Abraham Maslow. He divided them hierarchically ordered into five components:
- esteem and
According to the thread of my blog I will set out more specific needs of these five. Continue reading
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Tagged Abraham Maslow, Basic needs, desire, education, food, health, health care, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, money, needs, obesity, poverty, Psychology, Self-actualization, shelter, starving, want
We are facing with financial crisis even with the free-market system as basis of the world economy. Economy should work with efficiency as defended by those who believed in free-market system. But it is not working.
So why does it not work? Continue reading
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Tagged Alan Greenspan, competition, consumption, domination, Economic, economical crisis, financial crisis, free-market, generosity, greed, Human, Human nature, poverty, Raj Patel, selfishness