The Humanist Approach to Happiness

The Humanist Approach to Happiness by Jennifer HancockThe Humanist Approach to Happiness: Practical Wisdom

Written by Jennifer Hancock

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The Humanist approach to Happiness is a book that basically says – here are personal ethics, here is why they are important, and here is how you can apply them to your daily life and why doing so will help you live a happier more productive life.  It isn’t a philosophy book so much as a book about the pragmatic reasons for being an ethical, compassionate and responsible person.


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Introduction to Humanism

The Happy Human - a symbol of HumanismIntroduction to Humanism

1/6/07

This program is designed to help clarify one of the most influential and consequently most maligned philosophies of our time.  It is a pet project I meant to complete when I worked with the Humanist organization, but never had the time.

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Chuck, the Bungee Jumping Spider of Doom

Chuck: The Bungee Jumping Spider of Doom

This video was done a few years ago to support a song I wrote and performed which became one of Mp3.com’s top 20 comedy tunes for 1999 – it was considered one of the oddest, most screwball songs on all of Mp3.com. Anyway – I was much skinnier then. Oh, and this is very low tech. It is my first music video shot by my husband.


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Economic Sanity

Economic Sanity

A Dialectic between Marx and Hayek

This pamphlet is envisioned as a dialectic between the 2 major philosophies governing the public policy debate in America today.  When it comes to governing philosophies, the old adage “it’s the economy stupid” is true.  It should therefore come as no surprise that the two main philosophies in America are actually based on economic theory, although few proponents on either side are aware of or even acknowledge the connection of their governing philosophy to economic theory.

Marx’s Das Kapital, representing the liberal economic philosophy, and Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, representing the conservative economic philosophy, best illuminates these two competing viewpoints.   Despite the preeminence of these two philosophies in our political discourse very few individuals have read either of these books. 

This pamphlet will provide an overview of each book along with what the author thinks are the most important lessons to be learned.   Both texts are amazingly prescient in their understanding of how our economies and governments work and in their predictive accuracy.  Further, both books issue warnings about the problems facing the opposing viewpoint.  In other words, Marx warns about problems that occur in capitalist systems and Hayek warns about problems with socialist systems.  These warnings should be heeded if we want to avoid being responsible for large-scale suffering.  

If Marx is the thesis in this dialectic, and Hayek is the antithesis, then it is the synthesis view of the two philosophies that I hope to promote.  I call this synthesis view “progressive.”


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