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.

Recent blog posts by this author

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...

Without Free Speech, All Speech Becomes Government Speech

When I viewed this video, I wondered if it was a hoax. I thought it must be a group of actors trying to make a point about how far restrictions on speech have gone. Unfortunately, the video captures reality in Scotland in 2019. The video picks up...

LeBron James Echoes the American Olympic Officials Who Appeased Hitler

LeBron James supports the totalitarians in China. James believes Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation," when he tweeted support of those fighting for civil liberties in Hong...

Has Science Discovered a Cure for Obesity?

Life expectancy is falling in America, and the obesity epidemic is one of the causes. We’ve all heard alarming stories and seen the evidence. An astonishing “two-thirds of adults,” and “nearly 30% of children are overweight or obese.”...

What Brandt Jean Taught About Forgiveness

Some weren’t satisfied with the ten-year sentence Amber Guyger received for killing Botham Jean. Law professor Kami Chavis saw the sentence as “inadequate.” Chavis said, "People are angry, and I would think understandably so. Because in our...

How the War on Meat Threatens Your Health and Freedom

Senator Kamala Harris from California is one of the Democratic authoritarians running for president. In his recent essay “Kamala Harris and the Cult of the Presidency,” Tyler Curtis documents alarming executive actions Harris promises to take if...

What Terrorists and Minneapolis Street Gangs Have in Common

The 2019 movie Hotel Mumbai tells the gripping tale of the Islamic terror attacks in Mumbai during November 2008. The ten youthful terrorists were from the Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba. They murdered 164 people. The...

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