Carter’s Blog

5 Articles to Read This Week (and Why)

Here are NYU scholar Jonathan Haidt and NY Times columnist Frank Bruni speaking about the issue on Charlie Rose. Lots of great points made in this one, but Bruni’s “helicopter parent producing a bubble-wrapped kid” might be one of the best.

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RIP Huston Smith

We are a poorer culture without the great defenders of tradition that Huston Smith represented. No doubt, I was a better thinker, a more informed and thoughtful individual as a result my encounter with his work. Most would be—mystics and scientists alike.

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Working with Polarities

Talking to transpartisan activists at the Mediators Foundation about working with polarities last year, representing the Institute for Cultural Evolution   https://youtu.be/bbSdHlYPFIM?list=PLiJ1IJeyd7R1QK5DJmNPivPfB6UbTcMF4

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A Mario Cuomo Story

A Mario Cuomo Story

We setup an interview and I got to speak with Mario Cuomo for about 30 minutes on Teilhard, cultural evolution, war and peace, ethics, religions, God. He was passionate, informed, engaging, theologically interesting, charismatic.

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Tackling Political Polarization: An Unconventional Gathering

Tackling Political Polarization: An Unconventional Gathering

Perched on a narrow stretch of the Big Sur Pacific coastline, Esalen Institute is about as far away as you can get from the Washington DC and still be in the same country—geographically, but also politically, culturally, and institutionally. Yet, for a few days in the...

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Breathless in Babylon: Economic Dislocation Never Looked So Good

Rifkin is not just reporting these trends. He is also their advocate, extolling the virtues of a new economic system that will free us from the downsides of capitalism, which “feeds off scarcity”. And like any serious new paradigm theorist, he has named the system that will follow the capitalist era—the “collaborative commons”, the economic paradigm of the coming “age of abundance”.

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The Rise of the High Net Worth Individual (HNWI)

Freeland is a financial journalist attempting to understand the new transnational class of high net worth individuals (HNWI), billionaires and multi-millionaires who have benefited so dramatically from the upheavals of the last decade.

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About Carter

Carter Phipps is an author, journalist, speaker, leader, and consultant. His work has focused on understanding the nature of both individual and cultural development. With his writings, dialogues, an interviews, he has been a contributor to the emerging “integral” or “evolutionary” cultural movement which combines the insights of Integral Philosophy, evolutionary science, developmental psychology, and the social sciences. He is the co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a non-profit social policy institute, whose mission is to bring new insights on the evolution of culture to the arena of politics and social policy.

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