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. To receive Barry's essays subscribe at Mindset Shifts.

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Bernie Sanders’ Staffers Don’t Know the Dark Side of Soviet History

One of Bernie Sanders’ organizers, Kyle Jurek, wants you to believe that Soviet gulags were not so bad. If Sanders gets elected, Jurek assures us reeducation gulags are coming to America for Trump voters and others opposed to Sanders’ socialist...

A Manhattan Whole Foods’ Homeless 'Policy' Endangers Others

The degradation of human life in major American cities astonishes and alarms. In San Francisco, the homeless defecate in the streets and supermarkets. In New York, violent attacks on orthodox Jews by a small minority of black...

Breaking a Bad Habit Starts With Silence

If your New Year’s resolutions include breaking a bad habit, the odds are stacked against you. According to habits expert James Clear, “depending on where you get your numbers, somewhere between 81 percent and 92 percent of New Year's...

Jonathan Swift Explains Why We Don’t Trust Politicians

In Grantchester, an English mystery show set in a 1950s bucolic village, Vicar Sydney Chambers teams with detective Geordie Keating to solve crimes. An exchange about a suspect is revealing: Geordie: Is he trustworthy? Sydney: He wants to be a...

With Corbyn’s Defeat, Anglo-Saxon Values Survive in Britain

Around the world, freedom-loving individuals are taking an out-breath. Jeremy Corbyn, the Marxist friend of Hamas and Hezbollah, has been utterly rejected as the Labour candidate for Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Democratic Socialist...

What Mark Ruffalo Doesn’t Know About Socialist Movies

Actor Mark Ruffalo wants us to believe that "Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children's future."  Profound hypocrisy and ignorance are behind Ruffalo’s tweet. Capitalism has lifted billions out of poverty and...

How Praising Children Teaches Them Not to Learn

Talk to a youth sport’s coach and he might say today’s kids are un-coachable. Ask an exasperated teacher and she might say today’s kids don’t know how to learn. Listen to parents and they might say they have tried building their child’s...

To Feel More Gratitude, Pay Less Attention to Your Feelings

“How often do you feel a strong sense of gratitude or thankfulness?” In her book Grateful, Diana Butler Bass wonders about that 2015 survey research question posed by the Pew Research Center. Butler was perplexed as she read the survey findings...

Does Hillary Clinton Want Fact-Checking… or Censorship?

Recently Hillary Clinton blasted Facebook, Tweeting: Facebook's decision to allow false information in political advertisements is appalling.   Voters are being confronted by millions of pieces of misinformation.   A...

Under Socialism the Worst Get on Top

A new poll by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation reveals “70% of Millennials say they would be at least somewhat likely to vote for a socialist candidate.” Astonishingly, communism and Marxism are viewed favorably by about a third of...

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