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Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Ebola: much worse ahead

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Alan Perlman on Tuesday. 5 Replies

Much worse to comeDo the math => fear 2015.When you look at the numbers for Ebola's…Continue

Tags: global pandemic, Ebola, exponential increase

Guess who's holding up US Ebola funds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 15. 10 Replies

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Tags: James Inhofe, Ebola funding

Two little-known statutes may make religious belief superior to the law of the land

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 4. 4 Replies

Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at the unintended consequences of two U.S. statutes that could, in the words of Justice Antonin Scalia, “permit every citizen to become a law unto himself.”…Continue

Tags: Constitution, RLUIPA, U.S. Constitution, courts, Supreme Court

Growing appetite for religion in U.S. politics

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 25. 6 Replies

A new Pew Research survey, conducted September 2-9, finds that "the share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship should…Continue

Tags: religion losing influence, religion in politics, U.S. politics, Pew Research, same-sex marriage

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 21, 2012 at 1:53pm

This little snatch of history from Wikipedia on Romney reveals how volatile USA laissez-faire capitalism is. 

"The Depression of 1920–21brought a collapse in prices and local building was abandoned.[26] His family returned to Salt Lake City in 1921, and while his father resumed construction, George became skilled at lath-and-plaster work.[28][29] The family was again prospering when the Great Depression hit in 1929 and ruined them.[20] George watched his parents fail financially in Idaho and Utah[30] and having to take a dozen years to pay off their debts.[31] Seeing their struggles influenced his life and business career.[29]"

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 20, 2012 at 11:46pm

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 10:58pm

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 10:35pm

"Minsky Stabilizing an Unstable Economy Complete

The current US recession has been the worst since the Great Depression, although the US economy has experienced other serious recessions in the past, particularly in the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

Since the 1970s, the US has experienced five recessions: 1973-75, 1980-82, 1990-91, 2001-03 and 2007-present. The negative impact on the economy due to the current recession dwarfs any other post-depression recessions due to several reasons. In terms of length, the longest post-depression economic decline was 16 months which occurred in both 1973-75 and 1981-82 recessions. The recession we are in now, began in December 2007 and is still ongoing with faint recoveries and relapses since then. The current recession is also more widespread with close to 86% of the industries cutting back on production supply and a collapse in GDP to the tune of 15% in just the first two quarters of the start of the recession."

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 10:08pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 9:33pm

We act as if we had the best education system in the world and we don't.
or medical system, and we don't
and best economic system, and we don't
and best political system, and we don't.
It is time we wake up to the reality of life in the USA

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 9:14pm

What on Earth are we doing, intervening in all these countries when USA's economic and political principles and practices are so messed up?

 
 
 

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