POP CULTURE: The Clever Tricks of Advertising

POP CULTURE: The Clever Tricks of Advertising

When advertising began in a significant way in the [early] 19th century It was a relatively straightforward business. It showed you a product told you what it did where you could get it and what it cost Then in 1960s America a remarkable new way of advertising emerged Led by Luminaries of Madison Avenue Like […]

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HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

For most of history, the overwhelming majority of the Earth’s inhabitants have owned, more or less, nothing. The clothes they stood up in, some bowls, a pot and a pan, perhaps a broom and, if things were going really well, a few farming implements. Nations and peoples remained consistently poor. Global GDP did not grow […]

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Art is Advertising for What We Really Need

Art is Advertising for What We Really Need

At the centre of our societies is a hugely inventive force dedicated to nudging us towards a heightened appreciation of certain aspects of the world. With enormous skill, it throws into relief the very best sides of particular places and objects. It uses wordsmiths and image makers of near genius, who can create deeply inspiring […]

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Stephen Hicks: Postmodernism: Reprise

Stephen Hicks: Postmodernism: Reprise

You Dr. Stephen RC Hicks is professor of philosophy at Rockford University, Illinois USA Executive director of the Center for Ethics and entrepreneurship and senior scholar at the Atlas Society He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Guelph in Canada And his PhD in philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington USA he’s […]

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PHILOSOPHY – Aristotle

PHILOSOPHY – Aristotle

Aristotle was born around 384 BC in the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia where his father was the royal doctor. He grew up to be arguably the most influential philosopher ever, with modest nicknames like ‘the master’ and simply ‘the philosopher’. His first big job was tutoring Alexander the Great who, soon after, went out […]

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