February 2024 Pegasus Now Available!

Here’s the February issue of Pegasus.

This edition includes four items.

First, Michael Hartoonian, associate editor, asks questions about the transcendental – even in our superficially secular age.  He links the transcendental – God for short – to the inspirations which cause us to create social capital and institutions to experience civilization.

Then, our fellow, Abdullah al-Ahsan, proposes that we can learn from history of what our kind has done in the past.  He draws from our histories a lesson that “religion” – access to the transcendental – gives us hope through assurance that our efforts need not be in vain, that business and government, love and war, the individual and the collective, can, with effort and through understanding, provide for the common good.

Thirdly, Patrick O’Sullivan and Vasu Srivibha use the Buddhist sufficiency economy philosophy proposed by his Late Majesty King Bumiphol, Rama IX, of Thailand to teach us the wisdom of moderation, balance and equilibrium in building out our lives for the better.

Lastly, we include two graphs from a very practical new book – Capitalism Reconnected – written by our colleague Jan Peter Balkenende, former prime minister of The Netherlands, and Govert Buijs.

I would be most interested in your thoughts and feedback.