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What do we do about Chicago

So What Do We Need to Do About Chicago?

September 8, 2018 8:57 pm Published by Comments Off on So What Do We Need to Do About Chicago?

There are some key numbers that need to be known and understood in order for us to understand what needs to happen now in that troubled city. Forty-one people were shot in seven hours in Chicago last week. Eighty-five people were shot that week. More than 3,000 people were shot last year. More than 600 of those shooting victims died. More than 80 percent of...

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It Feels Right to Defend Our Us and to Be Us and to Help Us All Create InterGroup Peace as an American Us

July 4, 2018 4:36 am Published by Comments Off on It Feels Right to Defend Our Us and to Be Us and to Help Us All Create InterGroup Peace as an American Us

We are at high risk of tribalizing as a country, and doing very negative and damaging things to one another in the context of our basic sets of inter group instincts. Those behaviors that put us at high risk of being damaged will be rooted in the purely instinctive need we each have at a very basic level to be part of an Us. We...

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We Need to Help Every Family Help Every Child Exercise Their Brain

April 16, 2018 11:00 pm Published by Comments Off on We Need to Help Every Family Help Every Child Exercise Their Brain

The science of brain development for children is increasingly clear — and we have failed miserably in sharing that very clear and important science about the powerful impact of development activities in the first weeks, months, and years of life for each child in useful and effective ways with far too many families and parents in America. More than half of our births this year...

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The Huge Advantage and Real Value of Medicare for All (The 15 Percent Solution)

March 31, 2018 6:42 pm Published by Comments Off on The Huge Advantage and Real Value of Medicare for All (The 15 Percent Solution)

Some people believe that we are at a point in our history where we should provide Medicare Coverage to every American. Medicare for All. That idea has significant merit at several levels — but it would not do as many good things for us as a country and as consumers of health care services as we would receive if we went one step beyond Medicare...

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Tribal Behavior Can Damage Us Badly Unless We Know Exactly What Is Happening And Why

January 5, 2018 5:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Very few things are more emotionally seductive than mob behavior activated in the context of a tribe. We instinctively form tribes of various kinds — and our identity and sense of who we are can be heavily shaped at any given moment and situation by the tribe we belong to at that point in time. We form racial, ethnic, political, religious, organizational, and even ideological...

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World Academy of Arts and Sciences 2017

December 8, 2017 1:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The World Academy of Arts and Sciences, the world’s only international multi-disciplinary academy, held a meeting in Rome (November 16-18, 2017) with the World University Consortium to discuss the future role of education in the world. The Academy was created by seven Nobel Prize winners, including Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell, and consists of major global thinkers. The two organizations convened a unique gathering of...

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We need to stop damaging women

We Need to Stop Damaging Women

December 1, 2017 1:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We need to collectively and intentionally create a set of expectations for the treatment of women by men and by society in every setting that makes life consistently and appropriately safe, accepting, inclusive, respectful, supportive, and enabling at multiple levels for women. The news media is currently full of stories about men in power doing abusive things to women. It is more than a little...

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The Art of Intergroup Peace

Sun Tzu’s The Art of War Vs. The InterGroup Institute’s The Art of InterGroup Peace

October 31, 2017 7:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What are the differences between Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and the InterGroup Institute’s The Art of InterGroup Peace? Both books are written to advise leaders how to deal with intergroup situations. The Art of War addresses groups that are in a state of conflict and explains how to win in those conflicted situations. The Art of InterGroup Peace also addresses groups in a...

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Women Have Been Oppressed and Disadvantaged With Great Consistency Back to The Beginning of Recorded History — And Probably Long Before

October 13, 2017 4:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Institute for InterGroup Understanding was created to help people understand effective ways of dealing with issues of intergroup anger, conflict and misunderstanding, and to help people move to an intellectually enlightened and ethically supported path of intergroup harmony, trust, support, intentional and effective alliances, intergroup alignments, intentional and successful win/win strategies and outcomes, and ongoing and functionally self sustaining levels of intergroup Peace. We...

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Jihadis and Extremists To Keep Killing Our People

Why Can We Expect Jihadis and Extremists To Keep Killing Our People In Public Settings?

August 18, 2017 4:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Why do radical jihadis kill and damage people in settings all over the world — and why can we expect individuals and small groups with those basic beliefs to continue to kill people both in those countries and in the United States? We can expect the killings to continue in all of those settings because those killers are exhibiting purely instinctive behaviors at a highly...

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