At the age of nineteen, Simone Weil (February 3, 1909–August 24, 1943) placed first in France’s competitive exam for certification in “General Philosophy and Logic”; Simone de Beauvoir placed second. In her short life, Weil went on to become one of the most penetrating and far-seeing minds of her era. Albert Camus lauded her as “the only great spirit of our times.” The Polish poet and Nobel laureate Czesław Miłosz considered her France’s “rare gift to the contemporary world.” She was an idealist who lived out her ideals. Born into a family of Jewish intellectuals, the 24-year-old Weil took a year off teaching to labor incognito in a car factory — despite a rare neuropathy that gave her frequent debilitating headaches — in order to better understand the struggles of the working poor. At twenty-seven, she enlisted as a soldier in the anarchist brigade during the Spanish Civil War. At only thirty-four, she died of … [Read more...] about Truth, Justice, and Public Good: Simone Weil on Political Manipulation, the Dangers of “For” and “Against,” and How to Save Thinking from Opinion
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Banking is synonymous with deposit-taking and lending (credit) for profit. They take deposits by paying interest and lend deposits by charging interest. The difference between interest charged and interest paid is the net income available to cover all operational expenses and a profit margin to bank owners. Therefore, bank credit is a risky business although we think that banks enjoy a ready-made profit to stay in marbled buildings. Deposits also are credit we grant to banks by taking risks as there is no risk-free business in this world. In economics, currency is first stage of money. Banks deposits and credit that arise from currency are the two sides of the coin that create money. Bank credit is financed by deposits. Proceeds of credit again become deposits and the continuing turnover between credit and deposits creates money. As such, bank deposits constitute the major part of money held by the public (i.e., 93.2% of Broad Money M2). Therefore, bank credit is both business and … [Read more...] about Bank Credit: Bank Business or National Money?
As unromantic as it sounds, finances play a big role in how successful and how happy your married life will be Ifthikar Bashir Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 29 2018 11:30PM | Updated Date: Oct 29 2018 11:30PMRepresentational PicAutumn in Kashmir and weddings are synonyms and this year, it’s been no different. I too happened to attend more than half a dozen weddings in the last month or so and finally couldn’t stop myself from writing something closely related to couples and marriages. As unromantic as it sounds, finances play a big role in how successful - and how happy - your marriage will be. Marriage is a relationship about trust, you only expect your partner to give everything to you if you give everything to him or her too. Thus, everything needs be as transparent as possible. It means sharing goals and aspirations as well as your assets and liabilities. A successful marriage is best achieved with a strong and trusting relationship with your spouse, but building … [Read more...] about Money and marriage
Johannesburg - Did you know that having a (functional) dash cam is one of your best risk management tools as a motorist? Installing a dashboard camera (dash cam) can prove exceedingly valuable for vehicle owners to minimise their risk of financial loss in the event of an accident.This is according to Johannes du Plessis, a legal advisor at RBS (Risk Benefit Solutions Pty Ltd). He believes that not only could dash cam footage help vehicle owners avoid being held liable following an accident, but it can also assist individuals in recovering their damages if uninsured, or excess payments after an insurance claim. “A great deal of motor vehicle accidents result in disputes over what actually happened and which party is liable for whose damages. We have seen time and again that witness testimonies are unreliable due to differences in perspective and viewpoints, changing testimony after persuasion, using incorrect synonyms in their testimonies, incorrect interpretation of facts, … [Read more...] about Why a dashboard camera could be your saving grace
I could gauge his ebullience as he marched ahead, was the first to reach the lake, went on to visit Koulsar, wading 4 ft of snow to the lake. He was bitten by mountain bug very early and in coming years it would turn virulent. Mahmood A Shah Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 15 2018 10:33PM | Updated Date: Sep 15 2018 10:33PMFile PhotoIn 2013, a helicopter rescue operation was carried by Wing Commander Anshul Saxena of Indian Air Force when 5 trekkers got stranded while clicking pictures on an iceberg at Kousarnag Lake. Their only chance of survival was heli-rescue. God was kind, help arrived in time and all the five trekkers were safely airlifted. Adil was one of them and that day he had a new lease of life. Five years down the line, his luck ran out when, while scaling Kolahoi, the highest feature of Kashmir, a rock fall around Burdalaw would consume him. Finally, the mountains succeeded in securing its precious asset. His life would come to an end on the alpines he had become … [Read more...] about His life would come to an end on the alpines he had become synonymous with