The (Un)Intended Consequences of Dysfunctional Belief Systems

If you have been following the latest happenings around the world, it would be frighteningly obvious that we have in our midst global twisters of social, political, economical and environmental crises all seeming to coallesce to create a perfect storm of creative destruction so as to herald a New World Order out of these Global Disorders.  What troubles me so… Read More

The Regulating Group‑Mind by Prof John McMurtry – Sage Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

Can also be found with references at: https://ia601704.us.archive.org/33/items/2.encyclopediaOfCaseStudyResearch/2.encyclopediaOfCaseStudyResearch.pdf  pp. 790-794 What do the following phenomena have in common – the Pushtan honor code, the Spanish Inquisition, female genital mutilation, and academic mobbing? They variously express the value syntax of the regulating or ruling group mind (RGM). The RGM is a discrete structure of thinking which… Read More

Understanding the Cancer Stage of Capitalism – Review of John McMurtry‘s Book – By Giorgio Baruchello

Reproduced from: http://www.globalresearch.ca/understanding-the-cancer-stage-of-capitalism/5349620 While US President Barack Obama bangs loud drums of war, the Pope (the first of the Catholic Church to choose the name of Francis) accuses “the great ones of the earth [to] want to solve” the world’s crises “with a war… Because, for them, money is more important than people! And war is… Read More

Collection of articles by Prof John McMurtry from Global Research on Life Value, Human Rights, Civil Commons, Economic Efficiency and Social Justice

Part 1 – The Rights of the “Human” over the “Non-Human”: The Undeclared World War of Human Rights versus Corporate Rights. – 31 December 2011 Part 2 – Life Value, The Common Life Interest of Legitimate Rights and Social Justice  – 8 January 2012 Part 3 – Human Life: Beyond Money, Ideology and Productive Forces – 11 January 2012 Part 4 – The Universal… Read More

Corporate Globalization versus The Civil Commons by which People’s Lives are Sustained by Prof John McMurtry

Reproduced from: http://www.globalresearch.ca/corporate-globalization-versus-the-civil-commons-by-which-people-s-lives-are-sustained/29236 EVOLVED CIVIL COMMONS VERSUS CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION: A PERFORMANCE EVALUATION ACROSS UNIVERSAL LIFE GOODS by John McMurtry The facts of daily life in developed society have been so painstakingly and historically constructed across generations to enable universal access to the life goods of evolved humanity that we need systematic understanding of how provision of… Read More

Individuals Within Society: Human Vocation, Civil Commons and Social Justice by Prof John McMurtry

Reproduced from: http://www.globalresearch.ca/individuals-within-society-human-vocation-civil-commons-and-social-justice/28805 RECOVERING THE BASES OF OUR LIVES FROM SILENCE AND OCCUPATION: THE HUMAN VOCATION, THE CIVIL COMMONS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE by John McMurtry  A human vocation comes in as many forms as there are ways of contributing one’s share to society by expressing one’s own capabilities as a human being. It enables and obliges… Read More

Professor John McMurtry on Progressive Radio Network May 10, 2016

Reproduced from: http://prn.fm/nature-bats-last-05-10-16/ Posted on May 10, 2016 by Jason in Nature Bats Last This week’s show included a conversation with moral philosopher John McMurtry. We conclude in usual style, including a climate-change update and some stories from Guy on the road. Issues discussed: Why Donald Trump is a threat to the Establishment? How the Transnational… Read More

The Existential Crisis of Market Fundamentalism: From Socio-Environmental Dangers to Life-Valued Opportunities

“Fundamentalist movements in all faiths share certain characteristics. They reveal a deep disappointment and disenchantment with the modern experiment, which has not fulfilled all that it promised. They also express real fear. Every single fundamentalist movement that I have studied is convinced that the secular establishment is determined to wipe religion out. This is not… Read More

The Universal Human Life Necessities: The Life Ground of Economics and Human Rights Defined by Prof. John McMurtry

Reproduced from: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-universal-human-life-necessities-the-life-ground-of-economics-and-human-rights-defined/28717 Global Research 17 January 2012 Before identifying the set of universal life needs and goods which frame the issues of rights and social justice for a life-coherent standpoint, there are a number of issues to be considered as one works through them. Every sphere of goods defined ahead is necessary to human well-being… Read More

Our social immune system is being overwhelmed by growing out-of-control money market cancer By John McMurtry 1996

Reproduced from: http://www.islandnet.com/plethora/mai/cancer.html Our social immune system is being overwhelmed by growing out-of-control money market cancer By John McMurtry [John McMurtry, professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph, uses the metaphor of modern capitalism as a cancer to describe the recent uncontrolled spread of global capitalism. Its invasive growth, he argues, threatens to break down… Read More