Towards a Strategy of Prevention

Written by Gerald L. Campbell

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But, there is a basic fallacy here. The actual causes of behavior are notrepparttar same asrepparttar 126024 material conditions correlated to such behaviors. Correlations only reflect causal activity existing at some deeper level of human reality.

And so,repparttar 126025 limitation of this science-based approach for prevention lies in its failure to recognize that there is an inherent spiritual dimension to human problems which is organically and causally related torepparttar 126026 material conditions and behavior ofrepparttar 126027 individual. The simple truth is that at their core social problems reflect a radical breakdown in fundamental human relationships (love, compassion, understanding, and mercy), and any attempt to prevent socially dysfunctional behaviors requires a strengthening of those spiritual relationships inrepparttar 126028 day-to-day life of individuals, families, neighborhoods, institutions, and ultimately human community.

Givenrepparttar 126029 organic nature of human reality, then, it is imperative that we strive to develop a more comprehensive prevention strategy that will addressrepparttar 126030 socio-economic conditions and behavior ofrepparttar 126031 individual withinrepparttar 126032 spiritual context in which they originate. This strategy of prevention need not be inconsistent withrepparttar 126033 constitutional separation of church and state. All that is required is that we ask deeper questions and strive to develop through reason a more profound understanding ofrepparttar 126034 spiritual dynamics of human behavior as they unfold inrepparttar 126035 concrete lives of individuals.

Gerald L. Campbell served as senior staff to Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for nine years. He became Senior Advisor to the Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) under President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush.

Campbell went on to serve the administration of President George Bush and later, he served Texas Governor Bush as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of Health at the Texas Department of Health in Austin.

A New Look at Labor Day

Written by Robert F. Abbott

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This ownership of big business by working people isrepparttar result of contributions to pension funds, mutual funds, and life insurance policies with a savings component.

What does all this mean? Well, for starters, perhaps an end of complaints aboutrepparttar 126023 profits of corporations. After all, most of those profits go towardrepparttar 126024 retirement incomes of working people.

More complicated, though, isrepparttar 126025 relationship between working people who own a big company and other working people employed by it. How to share corporate profits -- through continuing employment and higher wages, or through higher returns to shareholders -- remains a difficult issue. Especially for those working people who lose their jobs.

Onrepparttar 126026 other side ofrepparttar 126027 coin, working people have bought enough stocks and shares to becomerepparttar 126028 bosses ofrepparttar 126029 bosses. Some pension funds have begun making that clear; CalPERS,repparttar 126030 California Public Employees' Retirement System, has ledrepparttar 126031 way in telling Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and boards of directors that they'd better manage effectively. And, CEOs and directors listen; after all CalPERS runsrepparttar 126032 country's biggest pension fund, with assets of more than $130 billion.

One other thing: if you're a working person, you're a consumer, as well as an owner and employee. When you go shopping, there's a chance you'll buy from a business owned by yourself, your friends, or your neighbors. What's more,repparttar 126033 clerks who take your credit card with smiles may work for you. Or, mayberepparttar 126034 clerks ownrepparttar 126035 company for which you work. Smile at them, too, just to be onrepparttar 126036 safe side!

Robert F. Abbott explains how working people are buying up big corporations, and more, in his new book Meet the New Owners: .

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