Jason Merchey

Jason Merchey


A Discussion About Values and Ethics (Part 1)

A Discussion About Values and Ethics July 1st, 2017

The following piece is slated to be chapter 3 in the second volume of Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom (itself based on an Internet-based talk radio show of the same name I did in times past). In this dialogue, author and philosophical thinker Jason Merchey is interviewed by noted communication expert and founder of the peace activist group Voices of Women, Jenni Prisk. Topics range from domestic to international politics, to “living a life of value”, to the role of the individual in society. Both interlocutors are candid, insightful, and informed.

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Books on Values: Building a Life of Value

one of the best books on values June 3rd, 2017

Values of the Wise has three wonderful, insightful books on values that range from $8 to $20. They primarily use quotations to evoke wisdom and inspiration. They are organized by value: in other words, the chapter on Truth & Justice features an introductory essay, eighteen pages of some of the best and most unique quotations on the subjects, and then a closing essay. The book is very accessible because you can flip to any page and start reading; there is no need to start at the beginning and read it like a novel. One doesn’t wear all of one’s jewelry (or clothes) every single day, and the same is true for the wisdom present in this book that Diane Zehr, Pastor of Florence Christian Church in Florence, KY describes with the following words:

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Quotations About Wisdom: Inspiration & Insight

beautiful flower reminds me of quotations about wisdom May 15th, 2017

Values of the Wise is a brilliant source for quotations about wisdom. The 25,000-quote database (free!) has many examples of words of wisdom from the greatest minds, and from all areas of the globe, and by diverse persons. If you want to learn more about values and wisdom, here are some inspiring examples of quotations about wisdom:

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Wisdom: We Need a Revolution (V&E-2)

knowledge and wisdom May 8th, 2017

With all the problems in the world, most astute observers would agree: we need a revolution in wisdom – and quick! Wisdom can create a sea-change in our attitudes, values, daily activities, overall goals, and indeed the entire trajectory of our homes, communities, institutions, nation, and world. Knowledge and wisdom are fairly complex concepts; the advantage Values of the Wise offers you is that it is explored from many different angles and through the eyes of many unique thinkers, past and present. In this blog, Jason Merchey interviews two experts on knowledge and wisdom: Copthorne Macdonald and Nicholas Maxwell, Ph.D.

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Critical Thinking is a Virtue: a Case Study

critical thinking April 27th, 2017

Science is very important. Most people have a fair amount of respect for science and scientists, though America is a fairly religious country. To find wisdom, one must look beneath the surface and go beyond rumor, Reddit and Twitter, and biases. How trustworthy is science in modern America? Are scientists and their findings trustworthy, or like most things, has money ruined science, too? Enter critical thinking!

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Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom

Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom April 20th, 2017

It seems like daily we are inundated by superficial social media, “fake news,” political demagogues, intolerant youth, and oppressive societal institutions. How can one find concentrate on what is real, wholesome, and reliable? Can we reach back into the past and access classical wisdom, traditional values, and a greater sense of fulfillment, meaning, and optimism? Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom (2017; Palmetto Publishing Group; $17.95 softcover) aims to address big-picture topics such as values, virtues, ethics, and wisdom. The following is a pitch for the book, including endorsements, reviews, an excerpt, description, and author bio.

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Questions for Jason on Values and Ethics

April 11th, 2017

Author, thought leader, philosophical thinker, independent scholar, and lover of all quotations (including values and ethics, wisdom, progressive values, inspirational quotes, etc.), Jason Merchey is interviewed for a second time by Jenni Prisk, founder of an organization dedicated to peace and justice, Voices of Women. Author of the books Living a Life of Value, Building a

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What’s the Matter w/ America? Analysis of Social Problems

April 10th, 2017

What is the matter with America? What social problems plague us? Jason brings a representative of the conservative political perspective to highlight the questions, and potential answers. What are the root causes of the issues and problems America faces? Is it selfishness? Media gone mad? Money in politics? Aggression and attachment to guns? A lack of personal responsibility

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Philosophy and Ethics: Overview

April 10th, 2017

This show presents a survey of philosophy, values, and ethics. Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. joins Jason to discuss these heady topics. An attempt is made to be thorough, but also to just touch on some interesting questions that get at the fundamentals. Easier than reading a textbook, Dolhenty of The Radical Academy will enlighten us with his

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Values in Business

April 10th, 2017

For the fifth show Jason has done on business values and ethics, we all have our personal values, but of course, values are inherent in the business world. Do we cheat or tell the truth? Do we compete fairly or in an unscrupulous manner? How do we treat the employees (or, do we steal time

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