Saturday, December 10, 2011
Drawings by Erick Santos, Jr., James Logan Artist
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By Tierra Negra, Courier Special Correspondent
If one is to pursue the new “American dream”, not a glance should be cast at reason, logic or, compassion. Instead, all efforts must be invested in taking as much money as possible from every person that we “suppose” to serve through our professional career. Suddenly, a job is no longer a source of satisfaction and means to contribute to society but a fast track to achieve petty things such as enriching oneself in a cost effective way.
The system we have now days prevents anyone from ever filling out the voids created in a Maslow’s pyramid because that way we can be manipulated into producing wealth for just a few. This model, based in a consumerism economy, has two major setbacks: it is unsustainable and, once on the tipping point, there is not an easy fix because rich do not return wealth to the middle class which is the one that keeps consumption going (but on the other hand, when consumption is/was happening, middle class uses up all the resources and refuels a negative circle anyway).
Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) was an American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, and a founder of the Lake Placid Club.
Education and personal life
Dewey was born in Adams Center, New York, the fifth and last child of Joel and Eliza Greene Dewey. He attended rural schools and determined early that his destiny was to be a reformer in educating the masses. At Amherst College he belonged to Delta Kappa Epsilon, earning a bachelor's degree in 1874 and a master's in 1877.
Read Melvil Dewey's obituary, free from the New York Times.