Sunday, January 17, 2016

Corbyn: Orbing Socialism With Human Face?

A Labour government could ban companies from paying dividends to shareholders unless they pay workers the living wage, Jeremy Corbyn has said.
He said in a speech to a think tank too much profit from economic growth had gone to those at the top of society. The Labour leader was explaining his strategy to tackle pay inequality and "institutionalise fairness" in Britain. He later told the Unite union in Scotland the Tories wanted to "tip the scales further" in favour of bosses.
Jeremy Corbyn announces plans to ban senior executives from receiving vastly higher salaries than junior employees The Independent

Revealed: how Jeremy Corbyn has reshaped the Labour party The Guardian 

A major new finding about the impact of having a dad who was drafted to VietnamWashington Post
mountain lion cubs links
When I was writing the final version of ‘The Idea of Power in Javanese Culture’ – conceived as a study in comparative political philosophy – I tried to anticipate and forestall the easy reaction of most Western readers: ‘Well, the Javanese were and are primitive, and we are not.’ The concept of ‘charisma’ came to my assistance: Hitler, Reagan, Mao, Eva Perón, de Gaulle, Sukarno, Gandhi, Fidel Castro, Lenin and Khomeini: what rationality lay behind their hold on people’s imaginations? Was there a substratum of old ways of thinking about power (mana, tédja) even in cultures that thought of themselves as completely modern? Much later on I was gratified to learn that Reagan never made important decisions before his wife had telephoned her fortune-teller, and that the top leaders of today’s Chinese Communist Party eagerly consult astrologers and feng shui masters – out of the limelight, of course. The two main points I want to make about this article are, first, that I began making comparisons from a nationalist point of view, and within an East versus West framework long popular among Orientalists ... Frameworks of Comparison London Review of Books

How Alexis Tsipras Has Overplayed His Hand Social Europe 

Investigation faults U.S. Army lab’s leaders over mistaken anthrax shipments Reuters 

Wal-Mart to Close 269 Stores WSJ