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Self Interest

Is Self-Interest Healthy or Narcissism?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Melissa Schenker

Have you ever heard things like, "We're all a bit narcissistic, aren't we?" or "A little narcissism is healthy," or "Isn't everyone, at essence, a nar...

"Self-interest" Morally Reprehensible Justification for Nonintervention

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Returning to the debate on military intervention in Syria, I resolutely reject the notion of "self-interest" as THE red line, THE bottom line, the line in the sand, as the sole, or as the primary consideration as many political leaders and pundits seem to argue.

How to Think Like a Wise Person

Adam Grant | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

If I asked you to judge how smart someone is, you'd know where to start. But if you were going to assess how wise that person is, what qualities would you consider?

Enlightened Self-Interest

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Enlightened self-interest refers to the understanding and trust that what a person does to enhance another's quality of life enhances one's own quality of life to a similar degree. More simply put, it is the idea that "what goes around comes around."

Strange New Study Links Muscle Strength, Political Views

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.23.2012 | Science

Are political views a matter of muscles? A new paper published online in the journal Psychological Science suggests that muscular strength can be ...

From Image to Reputation: A Market Place of Good Deeds

Anton Exner | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Anton Exner

Motives of companies will not change, society will not become more ethical and there will always remain the eternal trading game: reputation in return for solved problems. BUT this will create additional value.

Leaders' Character Must Take Precedence Over Their Resumes

Bill George | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
Bill George

Will the parade of leaders who fail to fulfill their leadership responsibilities ever end? CEOs are public figures. Their actions are constantly being scrutinized inside and outside their organizations. For this reason their actions must be beyond reproach.

We All Do Better When We All Do Better

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Lately, the public mood has gone the opposite way. Simply put, we are told that we will all do better when most of us do worse.

Greg Smith, Adam Smith and the 'Self-Interest' of Goldman Sachs

John Paul Rollert | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
John Paul Rollert

When it comes to doing business, can we make a meaningful distinction between self-interest and selfishness?

Which Team Are You On: Your Own or America's?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

When Santorum was questioned about why he voted for "No Child Left Behind," he acknowledged that he voted "against the principles I believed in" and that he had to "take one for the team."

Washington vs. America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Washington is an island drowning in its own self-interest, surrounded by a hurting and unhappy nation of deeply patriotic citizens who hunger for shared national purpose but find our politics to be sickening, insulting and corrupted.

President Obama Should Have Fought This One

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.

A Rising "Social Psychosis" In Public And Private Life

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The pursuit of greed, self-centeredness and materialism have become the holy trinity of public and private conduct in America. And it's generating a growing "social psychosis."

Cheaters Gone Wild!

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

The reality is that, when push comes to shove, humans will likely choose self-interest and survival over doing what is morally right and helping others.

Want Healthcare Reform? Pick Up The Phone.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yesterday, over 300,000 people picked up the phone and called Congress demanding health care reform this year. The phones ringing off the hook certainly did not go unnoticed by Congress.

Joseph Stiglitz: 5 Lessons From The Crisis We May Need To Learn All Over Again

China Daily | Joseph Stiglitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The best that can be said for 2009 is that it could have been worse, that we pulled back from the precipice on which we seemed to be perched in late 2...

Electing Yourself a Racist

Daniel Blackman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Blackman

There's been a lot of discussion about the race factor and the so-called Bradley Effect - which posits that those with racist tendencies are too embar...

The Way I See It

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

What's wrong with taking care of your own needs first so that you can meet the needs of others with integrity?

The Invisible Hand is Dead. Long Live (Smart) Regulation.

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sloan Wilson

I hope that our economy recovers, but the time has come to declare its guiding metaphor dead. This is the metaphor of the invisible hand, which makes...