Entrepreneurs and Society: Ethics and Responsibility (Video)

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In the following one minute video, Dutch economist and philosopher Ingrid Robeyns shares some brief thoughts on the intersection of entrepreneurship and society.Noting that entrepreneurs are important to society, Robeyns has two tips for entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs:1. If you choose to start a business, address an issue that is an important challenge facing society over the next decade.2. If you are successful, use that opportunity to give something back to … [Read more...]

Remembering Matthew Shepard

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I lived in Matthew Sheperd's hometown of Casper, WY for three years. He had studied at political science Casper College where I once taught.I never knew him, but I remember his death. I think about him often. I am only 11 days older than him.  There have been efforts of late to dismiss the the extent to which homosexuality played a role in Matthew's murder. Such attempts are completely contrary to the evidence that came up during the trial that convicted his … [Read more...]

Announcing Queer Pioneer Week

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Today, is National Coming Out Day.No, I am not coming out.However, I want to announce what will be happening here at Approaching Justice. Starting tomorrow, and going through next Friday, Approaching Justice will have an array of posts about gender, gay rights, and homosexuality.I am calling it Queer Pioneer Week.A year ago today, I spoke as a candidate for office to the National Coming Out Day gathering at the United Church of Christ in Casper, WY. Much of what you will read at … [Read more...]

“Hail to the ___________!” I Support a Name Change.

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I have been a Washington Redskins football fan since I was 11.On PostTV of The Washington Post last week, Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise and Oneida Indian Nation leader Ray Halbritter discussed the name Redskins.I have come to the point that I can no longer support the name "Redskins." I am a fan of the Washington football club. I still root for RGIII. However, I would love for the team to change their nickname. This is an amazing opportunity for owner Daniel Snyder to do … [Read more...]

Approaching Justice Quote of the Day 9/20/13

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Each morning at the Approaching Justice: Faith and Social Justice Facebook Page, I will be sharing the Approaching Justice Quote of the Day. Today's quote comes from Peter Singer of Princeton University.Please, "like" the Approaching Justice Facebook Page and support Approaching Justice by sharing items from the page. Thanks! … [Read more...]

Approaching Justice Quote of the Day 9/19/13

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Each morning at the Approaching Justice: Faith and Social Justice Facebook Page, I will be sharing the Approaching Justice Quote of the Day. Our inaugural quote comes from Prof. Cornel West of Union Theological Seminary and Princeton University. I will archive those quotes and pictures here each night.Please, "like" the Approaching Justice Facebook Page and support Approaching Justice by sharing items from the page. Thanks! … [Read more...]

Inequality for All

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Robert Reich has been the moral voice within the Democratic Party on the issue of inequality since he left the Clinton administration in the late 1990s.He is currently behind the movie "Inequality for All." The movie will rolling out starting on Sept. 27.On Monday, Reich appeared at the Daily Show and discussed the project with Jon Stewart.Take a look at the full interview:Part 1:Part 2:I love Reich's critical optimism. I think it gave me the boost I needed … [Read more...]


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