Multi-disciplinary scientist Howard Bloom talked about his latest work proposing a next-generation of capitalism for western civilization, and how passion, persistence and desire are key factors in transforming society. "Capitalism is part of the metabolism of the cosmos," in the way things move from nothingness and fantasy into reality, he explained.
But we need a new, grander vision, like JFK's challenge to land men on the moon, to motivate and excite the populace, to reach into their imaginations, and create products that the world salivates for, he said.
Even greed and competition, he noted, can motivate people to add positive values/products for society, though their goal may be to just make a profit or do better than a competitor.
We need to pursue our dreams relentlessly in multi-generational efforts to make them come true, and turn them from spirit into flesh, Bloom exhorted, noting the irony that his new book about capitalism would get so close to ideas about spirituality. People should look into their hearts and find their passion points, and then pursue those subjects, he continued. They should be inspired to "look up" and see their expanses as unlimited, and innovation needs to be encouraged in the areas of production, he added.
Last hour guest, Dr. Betty Martini reported on the latest developments on aspartame (NutraSweet). After 8 years we have finally found the studies on aspartame the FDA had under seal because they were too bad for the public to see, she shared, adding that the information shows that the very studies used for approval should have prevented approval (related article).
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