The reason behind war crime: why Nazi obeyed by German people

The systematic killing of Jews by Nazi are beyond human imagination. But, Nazi field officers in war trials kept claim that they were following orders from their superiors. Stanley Milgram’s research tried to answer this question. Is obedience to authority is cause for one of the most and brutal tragedies in human history? What makes […]

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You can learn about four qualities of good leadership people search for

People look for four qualities in leadership: Intelligence/problem solver Conflict mediator Reliable in principle or values Pragmatic/get things done Interestingly, two factors above were found in non-Western society (60 cultures), and two factors below were found in the Western-democratic community (23 countries). So, we can infer that these four qualities are universal. What makes these […]

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This research revealed dark side of dictatorship and it did to happiness

Same people, same city, same culture but different in happiness. Why? Because one lives in freedom and another in a dictatorship regime. This happens in Berlin. They were researched by Martin Seligman, father of positive psychology. Why such a disaster happen? The answer was provided by Mikhail Gorbachev himself. He noted noted “economic failures, comparatively […]

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What factors reducing crime? The answer from the city and the nation

One of the finest economists in the US, Steven Levitt, tries to discover why the crime rate in the US declining in the 1990s. His answer is four factors: 3 are conventional, but one is controversial. The controversial one is the legalization of abortion. Special to abortion case, this is not the US alone. Romania […]

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What Plato did not know and now you know

Philosophers, like Plato, have already asked this old question. Thomas Hobbes and Adam Smith, also. The question is: what makes a country less corrupt while others extremely corrupt? Plato answered this by the simple proposition: If power handed to Philosopher-King (maybe like himself), a country would be better, in many ways. Including less corrupt Because […]

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