21st Century Values for Success – Georgios Ardavanis (Ph.D.)

The world is changing, in my opinion, and those who firmly uphold virtues like diligence, consciousness, and discipline will prosper in the new economy. I hear a lot of talk about entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation. In the new, fiercely competitive meritocracy, they are believed to be the distinguishing characteristics that will make the winners and […]

Combating Urban Poverty – Georgios Ardavanis (Ph.D.)

The evil of poverty must be combated from several angles and in a range of industries. Programs for housing, social services, health, education, and other areas should be included. The mayor’s primary goal is to raise everyone’s standard of living, irrespective of their political or religious beliefs. To ensure that poverty disappears, everyone must put […]

Ancient Greek Education – Georgios Ardavanis (Ph.D.)

It is true that today’s culture favors young people who are one-dimensional, have highly specialized education, and are uninterested in everything but happiness, prosperity, and a successful profession. They favor ignorant, zealous religious fanatics in theocratic nations; these people are the enslaved people of all dictators. In order to ensure that the goods of their […]

About Civility – Georgios Ardavanis (Ph.D.)

I wonder if there is any civility left over after political decency. It is, in my opinion, crucial that opposition parties and governments act civilly. They don’t, in my opinion. Through civil rights, education, listening to the public, and upholding the law, governments should promote civility. Being polite requires talking since it makes other people […]

Production-based development, not service-based development, is still king – Georgios Ardavanis (Ph.D.)

Laborers are usually transferred from low-productivity industries, including subsistence farming, to high-productivity industries as part of development. This suggests a move toward manufacturing since it allows for economies of scale and specialization, both of which are necessary for increasing output per worker. As evidenced by Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and now China, manufacturing can expedite […]

Preserving freedom from debts – Georgios Ardavanis (Ph.D.)

Thomas Jefferson said that to preserve our freedom we should not let our leaders load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and the limits of all profusion and solitude. Although the economy is placed among the top and most important republican virtues of a republic, public debts are the greatest […]

Γυμνός πρίγκιπας με μηδέν αξιοπιστία – Γεώργιος Αρδαβάνης (Ph.D.)

Αυτό το άρθρο δεν θα προσπαθήσει να αναδείξει τα εσωκομματικά προβλήματα και τις αγκυλώσεις του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ. Έτσι ή αλλιώς κάθε πολιτικό κόμμα έχει στο εσωτερικό του διαφορές στη φιλοσοφία καθώς και στις θέσεις σε διάφορα πολιτικά θέματα. Για παράδειγμα, το ιαπωνικό κόμμα LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) είναι ένα μεγάλο συντηρητικό κόμμα, (που έχει κυβερνήσει την […]