Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism (Ideas in Context)

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It also believed strongly in the idea of progress, but stressed, unlike socialism, that progress should take place by means of orderly, legal procedures rather than by revolutionary upheaval; in other words, liberty could not be separated from the means used to attain it. The Alliance gained further by-election victories in the 1983–87 Parliament, and made significant progress in local government, but tension between the leaderships of the two parties also became apparent.

Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy

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Conservatism may be less so but it does exist as an ideology. The right argues that Labor doesn't embrace enough neo-liberal economics and that it is sticking to a tired, union-dominated ideology. (NB the ideological differences here. In the meantime, the laissez-faire capitalism was rejected by new liberals. Where-ever therefore any number of men are so united into one society, as to quit every one his executive power of the law of nature, and to resign it to the public, there and there only is a political, or civil society.

The Thom Hartmann Reader

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To forbid as innocent and commendable an act as praying in school for fear of offending a small number of people goes beyond separation of church and state, into the realm of suppressing religion. • Life begins at conception. Donald Ewen Cameron as quoted by Harvey Weinstein in Father, Son and CIA pg. 101 A Radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. The answer lies in the ideological compatibility of apparently contradictory ideas when they are held within an overarching worldview that explains the contradictions.

The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed

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The self-fulfilling tragedy is that those who run for office on a platform that government is bad are very likely to prove it if elected, by sitting on the sidelines and refusing to act when necessary. Here too there is a paradox: the oppositional movements are not anti-business: they generally see national business as a victim of global business. (Local business in South America is in the comfortable position, that both neoliberals and anti-neoliberals want to help it, for different reasons).

Obamanomics

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People can make bad choices, yes, but they play out differently depending on where you stand in the structure. If you want me to produce proof, I'll be glad to... but my points have be getting proven by the media for the past few years. Moreover, they also took it to mean that ideals, ethical standards, and general or comprehensive social views and policies were no longer either relevant or possible in human society.

A Personal Odyssey

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He points out some of the obvious inconsistencies in details which make it imposible to claim inerrancy. I can provide my own experiences and experiences of those around me who also felt the same way (people I keep in touch with who, though they haven’t gone as far as moving to the Right like I did, feel cheated and frustrated that they made something of themselves, yet their peers and distant family members continue to blame others for their irresponsible choices and bash them for their success and their choice in Caucasian friends).

Second-Wave Neoliberalism: Gender, Race, and Health Sector

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"Neo-liberalism" is a set of economic policies that have become widespread during the last 25 years or so. In this view, societies are complex networks of relationships that ultimately exist to maintain the whole, the whole being more important than its individual parts. While once very popular, it has gotten a lot of flak in recent years for being �anti-sex�, seemingly ignoring issues of racial, gender, and sexual stereotypes, and some radical feminists having expressed opinions regarded transphobic (anti- Transgender ) even misandric (anti-male).

Save the Humans?: Common Preservation in Action

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Are we truly cultivating and caring for creation? The people who write these laws are not free market fundamentalists because that�s not what they want; rather they want a tilted playing field that favors them and their aspirations to enrich only themselves. If you think of him as friendly, you agree with 78 percent of people who read this description. Liberals have also often fought for ecological integrity, protecting the environment, diversity of species, as well as indigenous populations’ rights.

First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America's

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They had no compromise and alongside the liberals were nationalists. The second reason this paper doesn’t work well is that the authors seem not to know very much about the society, Britain, that they are supposedly studying. Just a couple of avenues that you could use to expand your research. Trained in philosophy there and in grad school, I do not believe in natural rights or natural law. Reduced the long-term inflation rate from 12.5 when he entered office to 4.4 when he left office – almost a quarter of what it had been eight years earlier.

A Glorious Disaster: Barry Goldwater's Presidential Campaign

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Individual value priorities, education, and political tolerance: Political Behavior Vol 17(1) Mar 1995, 23-48. Your invitation stands out for at least two reasons. But even though attitudes are feelings, they often depend in part on underlying "evaluative" beliefs about the attitude objects ("Oranges contain lots of vitamins"; "Republicans have no compassion for the poor"). This is true for those of all political persuasions, whether Democrats, Republicans or Independents. Yes, ideology still gets lip service, but its importance has become secondary, if that.