Uncommon Sense

December 15, 2020

The Costs of Nationalism

Filed under: Culture,Politics — Steve Ruis @ 8:40 am
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I read a post on the Eudaimonia website entitled How Steep is the Price of Nationalism? Just Ask America (and Britain). The subtitle is “The US and UK Offer Stark New Evidence About an Old Lesson: Nationalism is a Costly, Self-Destructive Mistake.” Here is a quotation from that post.

There are only three societies in the world in which incomes, savings, life expectancy, and happiness have all fallen over the last decade, and the other one is North Korea.

I found the post fascinating in a “lessons we all need learn” fashion.

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Eudaimonia is a Greek word commonly translated as ‘happiness’ or ‘welfare’; however, more accurate translations have been proposed to be ‘human flourishing, prosperity’ and ‘blessedness’. Wikipedia

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