The Rich Owe a Debt to Society
Innumerable benefits accrue to one who chooses to enter into society as opposed to living a solitary life. These benefits include security and companionship, but most importantly it allows us to reap the benefits of comparative advantage. That is, John is a good basket weaver, Sarah is a good farmer. They both need baskets and food, but instead of John trying to grow his own food and Sarah trying to learn how to weave baskets, they both spend their time doing what they're good at and John trades his extra food for Sarah's extra baskets.
Comparative advantage allows us to occupy ourselves exclusively in the area in which we are most productive, and society is a direct prerequisite to this phenomenon. A successful businessman can spend his time analyzing sales reports, building relationships with investors and attending conferences because he is not preoccupied with growing his own food or sewing his own clothes. He is able to practice his profession and thus create the value for which he is commensurately rewarded because, and only because, he participates in a society. The businessman has accrued huge benefits from the society and all the people that participate in it with him. He is indebted to society.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
There is no doubt that the historical Jesus, the man who was executed by the Roman State in the first century CE, was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew.
I grew up in a Christian home, where a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall. I still have it. It is schmaltzy and rather tacky in that 1970s kind of way, but as a little girl I loved it. In this picture, Jesus looks kind and gentle, he gazes down at me lovingly. He is also light-haired, blue-eyed, and very white.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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