Barry Brownstein

Barry Brownstein

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Barry Brownstein is professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership. He blogs at BarryBrownstein.com.

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U.S. Students Are Using the Tactics of Kim Jong-un

North Korea is perhaps the most miserable country on earth. An almost 100 percent command economy combined with an extremely repressive regime has produced unimaginable suffering for its people. Dysfunctional mindsets have terrible consequences....

The Secret to Living a Life of Mastery

In his classic book on practice, Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment, George Leonard observes how many of us have conditioned ourselves to think life is an “endless series of climatic moments.” Writing in the early 90s, Leonard...

Black Mirror's 'Nosedive' Reveals that Dystopia is Closer Than You Think

In the Netflix science fiction show Black Mirror actress Bryce Dallas Howard plays the part of Lacie in the episode “Nosedive.” Lacie lives in a dystopian, not-so-distant future. In this reality, on social media via their smartphones, people...

Gregory Watson: The C Student Who Amended the Constitution

How likely is it that a C college student would set off events that would amend the U.S. Constitution?  After all, amending the Constitution of the United States is notoriously difficult. There have been just 27 amendments in the 241-year...

When Euthanasia Becomes Murder

In the Netherlands an elderly woman suffering from dementia was held down against her protests as a lethal injection was administered by a doctor. In the days before her “euthanasia” she repeatedly said “I don’t want to die.” The doctor was cleared...

Hypocrisy: 3 Telltale Signs of it

Hosting the Academy Awards Jimmy Kimmel found time for these conciliatory words:  “There are millions and millions of people watching right now and if every one of you took a minute to reach out to the person you disagree with, someone you...

The Ego is an Enemy

From President Trump, to entertainers, to students on college campuses, there seems to be no shortage of individuals who are quick to take offense. They are reacting to what seems quite real to them, but truth is not established by one’s...

Can Grammar Be Racist? The University of Washington Thinks So

Grammar is “racist,” according to the professional staff, tutors, and the Director of the writing center at the University of Washington at Tacoma. To combat this perceived racism they promise to “emphasize the importance of rhetorical situations...

Should we Subsidize Universities that Restrict Free Speech?

Trump has threatened to cut-off Federal aid to the University of California, Berkeley, after protests and property destruction on and around the campus blocked right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking.  The University of...

Is Tribalism the Worst Idea in History?

My student, the color drained from his face, explained that a blood feud had just begun that would continue for generations. I had been teaching an MBA class when this student — a Kurd from Turkey — received an emergency phone call from home. In...

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