Monday, March 21, 2011

This is NOT ME!

Thank God. Jonathan Rowe, RIP. He was the more notable public intellectual named Jonathan Rowe. Yet, if you google "Jonathan Rowe" in a search engine, you'll probably end up at one of my sites. That led to a lot of folks confusing us over the years. I made email contact with him over this and had a few good laughs. Never met him personally. Seemed like a nice enough guy.


Angie Van De Merwe said...

Is the "common" used like a "commonwealth"? If it is, it would be a good way to "redeem" such religious or tribal ways of understanding "holding all things in common"!!

While I agree that philanthropy is a "good", usually, philanthropists are wealthy and have the right to choose their charitable service to "mankind".

Glad you are not "on board" for such thinking, of a "commonwealth", for it is a royal designation of a country that has a "King", and it is slightly more than a welfare state!

Or am I "half cocked" and going off in the wrong direction?

Angie Van De Merwe said...

Privatization is a necessary part of promoting the benefit to social needs. This is using the market for societal good, while benefitting private industry!

It seems like the "common" would use limitations to plan, in social engineering of who what when and where the "common" could be met (alturism), whereas, the market uses man's self-interested nature to further humankinds benefit!

Tom Van Dyke said...

Relieved to hear you're not dead, Jon. Sorry about the other fellow, tho.

Jonathan Rowe said...

Thanks. A friend alerted me to this and we decided I better nip this in the bud lest folks get confused.

Brad Hart said...

I agree...glad you aren't dead.