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Ken Burns, Lynn Novic, and The Vietnam War

If you did not get a chance to watch Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novic’s masterful The Vietnam War, be sure to stream it now before it goes away for awhile.  Links to the program follow at the end of this post but you won’t be able to stream it for much longer.  Don’t miss the […]

Andy Rooney (2005) gave echo to William James (1910)

Memorial Day 2017 is now almost history.  Before it completely gets away from us, let us reflect on something Andy Rooney originally said in his 60-Minutes segment on May 29, 2005 (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rooney-rethinks-memorial-day/):

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, the day we have set aside to honor by remembering all the Americans who have died fighting for […]

An article well worth reading by those interested in managerialism, liberalism, neo-liberalism, and so-called progressive social enterprise.

When faced with so-called ‘progressive business’, stay skeptical.

If that link doesn’t work, this is the direct URL.

https://aeon.co/ideas/when-faced-with-so-called-progressive-business-stay-skeptical?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f4b8f7c7c2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-f4b8f7c7c2-69389481

MGMT 443 Global Environmental Ethics

To adjust for the fact that Loyola scheduled commencement ceremonies on the day that we have our last class session, and that a good proportion of the class is graduating, we decided to insert a Saturday class so that the class would finish the week before graduation.  This is a picture of the last hour […]

Political Appointments and Sustainability

December 31, 2016

Since this is a blog about sustainability and social enterprise, I thought I’d end the year with one about sustainability and politics. In particular, a contrarian view of Mick Mulvaney, trumps pick to head the OMB.

I say contrarian because a Grist headline on December 22nd was this: “Trump’s pick to head the federal […]

My personal post-mortem

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The morning began as any other Wednesday morning begins. I got up, made the coffee, and took the trash out to the curb. All before 7:00 am. Wednesday is our trash/recycling/yard waste day and 7:00 am is when they begin rolling down our street.

Since we went to bed before the final tally […]

Taxes and Liberty

In view of all the brouhaha over Donald J. Trump’s taxes, and his claim that he is “smart” if he had not paid any, think about this. It comes from Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), Book V, Chapter II, Part II, p. 927.

“Every […]

Five Likely to Survive

On December 12, 2012, Care2 published a short piece which they titled “Species Most Likely to Survive a Climate Change Disaster.” In their republishing of it they wrote, “This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand!”  You can read the post here, or read my summary, below.

First, the basic tenet of evolutionary theory, the survival […]

My First Overtly Political Post

Although there is something political in every discussion of social economics, social enterprise, and environmental sustainability, I generally avoid overtly political posts.  But I can’t help but repost Bill Moyers’ June 16th post entitled “Trump, His Virus and the Dark Ago of Unreason.”

http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-virus-dark-age-unreason/

The semblance in the opening photograph is not between McCarthy and […]

Water Wars

As is usually the case, Donald Trump is in the news. He just told Californians that there is no draught; there is plenty of water. You can read and read about Trump’s comment, if you haven’t already, on Breitbart News (a conservative view) or on ThinkProgress (a progressive view) here, on the ABC news (mainstream view) here, or […]

About this blog

Solving the world's sustainability problems depends on how well businesses and consumers understand the implications of their products and practices, as well as how business leaders adopt strategies that allow for sustainability and profit to coexist. It also takes a real shift in thinking and one's mind set. This blog will introduce and encourage a conversation, among students in the Quinlan School of Business, and elsewhere in the university and the world, about the issues involved in sustainable business practices, and sustainable consumption choices. I will occasionally entertain guest blogs from undergraduate or graduate students or alums. If, at some point, you want to guest blog, contact me.