Is There a School of Philosophy That Is Dedicated to the Assessments and Suggestions for the Behavio
nThe Earth's civilized folk seem to be cruising down the highway with no steering wheel.nThe people are the engine. Morality serves as the oil. The economy is the gasoline. Various wars act as brakes. But each society is trying to direct the car parochially.nTo answer the first part of the question, yes there definitely is. This school of philosophy is called the Tea Party. There are undoubtedly many other schools of philosophy that want to tell other people how to live their lives. That's what people do. We're sort of genetically programmed for it. As children, we have to have adults teach us how to survive. As parents, we have to teach children how to survive. Some adults interpret this as: "We have to teach children our belief system." Being people, of course, some of them extend this to: "We have to force everyone to live under our belief system." You can find these particular organizations in any list of religions, or governments, or corporations in the world.I understand what you are looking for, but I think you are asking the wrong question. I think the question you wanted to ask was: "Is there a School of Engineering that is working on solutions that will allow humans to survive?"I haven't found the School of Engineering yet, but I do have a strategy. Ask people to think about one simple, non-violent, thing they could do to make the world a better place. And then ask them to do it at every opportunity.Enter doorway at your own risk.â¢ Suggested ReadingWhat criteria do you apply in the selection of board games for your collection?When I am considering adding a board game to my collection the big criteria is, "is this game going to be fun?" If the people I game with won't be interested in it, it won't be fun. However, I buy role playing game books, just to read them. I do get fun from them. For board and card games, I do feel like they need to get played to be worth having. I read the box, I look for how to play videos online, sometimes I will read the rules on boardgamegeek dot com. I put a lot of importance on podcast reviews of games. That is usually where my initial interest in a game starts. The Secret Cabal boardgaming podcast, and The Dice Tower in particular. I know how my preferences compare to the preferences of the people who make those podcasts, and can make good decisions based on that. Prior to podcasts, and yotube videos, my game selection was much more hit or miss. These days I get a much better success rate in terms of enjoying the games I buy. I am slightly biased against games that are too expensive, say, over $80 or so. That usually indicates to me that a lot of the cost is in components, and plastic miniatures in particular, that are nice to have, but may not contribute to the overall play experience. My emphasis is on the game play. If a game is expensive, and has a heavy box, on the other hand, that suggests a lot of wooden bits, which means a very complex game. I like complex games, when they are done well. That has bitten me a few times in the past. Complex with lots of woody bits doesn't always mean there's a good game in there.------Where can I find the biggest collection of bible directives?If that is what you truly want, then I am sure you will find it, as there will be scholars galore encouraging the creation of fellow sycophants that will memorize pithy statements and interpretations of what is already questionable dogma. On the other hand, if you love what was taught by Jesus, a radical who opposed the written laws and especially their 525 poorly developed and often silly interpretations within the Torah, you would realize the negative consequences of applying ancient writings out of the context of their idioms and culture, especially if their culture was mentally and spiritually undeveloped, and the writers and interpreters had political reasons for inaccuracy or they sgared metaphysical paradigms which were highly questionable. I think the master teacher taught that everything must be put to the yardstick of the common sense of unconditional love.I encourage you instead to go within, (another suggestion of the master teacher from Nazareth, as well as several dozen Eastern philosophers before him), and get your wisdom from a higher source.As far as writings that have intensely profound meaning, ones that lead to truth and greater spiritual growth, you might want to broaden your selection to include those of the Bhagavad Gita or the Tao Te Ching or the poetry of the Sufi master, Rumi. Like all ancient texts, some of these earlier ones require some context, however, they are living languages and the meaning is not lost through interpretation or in some cases, were tweaked in their interpretation in order to preserve the original meaning and English translations are available. Then, of course, there are literally thousands of great sentences which are worthy of a 30 minute contemplative meditation written by hundreds of modern day philosophers. No one has the corner on truth------Should state government employees have collective bargaining rights?Absolutely, if you believe anyone at all should have collective bargaining rights. (If you oppose all unions on ideological grounds, I respect that point of view but this answer isn't directed at you.) I agree with Kathy E Gill on that point.Labor unions and collective bargaining exist for only one reason: To serve as a countervailing force against the natural tendencies of large, monopolist companies (or, more commonly, oligopolies) to maximize profits by squeezing workers as hard as possible. (This isn't because they're mean or bad people; they just respond to incentives like everyone else.) Of course the devil is in the details with collective bargaining, and there are all kinds of problems and inefficiencies in outcomes, corruption, arm-twisting, etc. Technically it's "monopsony" we're talking about here using market power in buying something (labor in this case) rather than selling something, but nobody except economists ever uses the word "monopsony."In any event, for a wide range of occupations (e.g., police officer, air traffic controller), the government is the only employer. Of course that's not true for every kind of job, but many positions involve skills that would be virtually worthless outside government. The government is one of the few true monopsonists in the labor market, and the most powerful, as the largest employer in the United States (and probably most countries). Theoretically, that gives it more bargaining leverage to crush labor than any corporation in existence. It logically follows that government employees should have the same right to bargain collectively.As Kathy stated, the tactics used may be quite different and more narrowly constrained for public safety and similar reasons, but that's a separate question------What is the weirdest, most unpleasant, or most disturbing thing in your comic collection?For me is a webcomic.I came accross this comic a long time ago, when it had one or two chapters only, than I pretend to forget, and obviously I could not.When growing up I read a lot of comics, my father and older brother are very fans of it, even my sister liked and my mom too.One of the first comic books that I read was The Dark Knight Returns, by Frank Miller. So gritty, so dark, so violent. Very disturbing indeed.Then I read a lot of 90 comics and boy, they were very dark too. I even read the clone saga, very unpleasent, and sandman and mad and stuff like that, very weird.But I was an adult when I found this comics, this webcomics I refer to, and although I think is one of the most important things there is to make a comic about, I still find it very unpleasent and disturbing, so much so I could never read more then one oor two at a time, although they are mostly comic strip.Think Calvin, with imaginative stuff animals, it got it, or Peanuts with the intricated look in human mind, it have it too.Nut the thing is: it goes deeper, and way more dark than those two cold ever go.The name of the comic is Clarissa, is the adventures of a little girl of the same name. Simple, huh? Nothing newsworthy about it.Until you read it and understand what it is really about: a young gilr molested by his father, her whole family knows and not only they blame her but they bully her and make her even worse anytime she does anything that shatters the ilusion of a perfect family.Go one, google it, I wont post any links, but hey, be warned, it is very, very displeasing to read.------With the resurgence in vinyl records, is it a good time to sell my large vinyl collection?It really depends on what you have. If you have a lot of punk, hard rock & metal, now is the time. People are scarfing it up like they're gold platters. Also, if you have MFSL discs or other audiophile vinyl, prices are pretty good.If it's mainstream 70s & 80s rock like Fleetwood Mac, Kansas, Journey, or things of that ilk, you might get a little something for them if they are stone mint, but you aren't going to get that yacht you are hoping for. You may be better off hanging on to them (because who knows what will become collectable in the future) or if you need them gone, donating them to a thrift store for a tax write off.Bands/artists that always sell: Kiss, Frank Zappa & the Mothers, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, the Doors, Beatles, Dylan, Parliament/Funkadelic.Genres that do pretty good: 60s psychedelia, 60s-80s private press obscurities, 60s-70s underground progressive (i.e. not Yes, Genesis & ELP), 50s-60s jazz (if it's in great shape), obscure late 60s-mid 70s soul & funk, 60s surf/garage/frat rock, and the aforementioned metal & punk.Genres that do poorly: Most mainstream 70s & 80s rock, most late 70s early 80s new wave, disco (unless you can find those elusive Japanese collectors who seem to buy all they can find), and easy listening (unless it's that weird late 50s-early 60s space age bachelor pad exotica type stuff, and even then the market for that has dwindled considerably), country (except Cash & a few other late 50s-early 60s artists).------How big is your video game collection?Currently my collection in my Steam library is at 67 games.No, I have not yet played all of them and I also didn't really pay full price for all of them. Some were free, back when HumbleBundle would give away a free game, or package of games, for free at least once each month (apparently they've begun doing this again since the 14th of march of this year). Fanatical also offered some free game downloads that I've taken advantage of. Most of the games in my Steam library were purchased at a discount, if not all (I never buy a game at release to give time for the developers to fix bugs and to allow time for a price drop).My PS4 game collection is hovering at around 15 games (I've let friends borrow some so my count could be one or two off), including two digital purchases where the digital version of the game was cheaper than the physical copy (Final Fantasy XV and MGS V: The Phantom Pain).My PS3 game collection is around 7 or 8 titles now since I've tried to sell them off because my console was stolen during a break-in.My PS2 game collection is between 15 and 20 games; if I include PS1 titles that I own and play on the PS2 the number goes up to between 18 and 23 (Final Fantasy VII, The Legend of Dragoon & Metal Gear Solid: Tactical Espionage Action).So, considering everything I can currently account for, the total number of games that stretches over four, or five, generations of consoles and PC games, I'm counting at least 107 games.