Bloom Blog

Insights from Michael Bloomfield, Founder and Executive Director of the Harmony Foundation http://www.harmonyfdn.ca/

The Global Food Crisis

It is a paradox of proportions that there are more than one billion overweight individuals in the world and almost the same number of undernourished people. We currently produce enough … Continue reading

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Don’t Expect the Dinosaurs to Save Us from Extinction

Leadership today If you were the leader of the world, would you allow poverty, war, hunger, pollution and environmental deterioration? The answer is obvious to any decent person: No! Then … Continue reading

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Whose Universities Are They?

In practical terms, the value and success of our universities should be measured by relevance to the lives of the people and communities meant to be served. This is not … Continue reading

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Democratic Rights and Responsibilities

What is the role of government? We tend to think of government as the ultimate civil authority, prescribing rules and regulations that everyone must follow. In fact, government should serve … Continue reading

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What Is the Role of Education and How Can We Support It?

Why does education matter? Paideia was the name for the public education system in ancient Greece. Its primary purpose was to create well-informed citizens able to contribute to society. It … Continue reading

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Plutocrats, Businessmen and War

The costs of war vs. the cost of a healthy society A newly released report “Cost of Major U.S. Wars,” compares the expenses for wars over the past 230 years, … Continue reading

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Charitable Giving: What Motivates Philanthropy?

Charitable Giving: What Motivates Philanthropy? You must be the change you want to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) Growing up learning to give I was … Continue reading

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