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    Barry Brownstein

    Barry Brownstein is professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership, and his essays have also appeared at the American Institute for Economic Research, the Foundation for Economic Education, and many other publications. To receive Barry’s essays in your inbox, visit his Substack.

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  • What Thomas Jefferson Meant by ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’

    What Thomas Jefferson Meant by ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’4

    The idea of the “pursuit of happiness” is in our societal DNA. Yet, this “unalienable right,” immortalized in the Declaration of Independence, has often puzzled people. What exactly did Jefferson mean? Most people think of happiness as feeling good, but that is not what Jefferson meant. Pleasure and happiness are not the same. Our happiness

  • Giving Thanks for the Web of Interdependence

    Giving Thanks for the Web of Interdependence0

    Much has been made this year of expressing gratitude to frontline and essential workers. Whether in healthcare, grocery stores, or other industries, these individuals put their lives on the line to serve others, forming a strong link in the web of interdependence we all share. Yet expressing such gratitude often requires us to notice events


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