Consumer and Investor Confidence Now at 2009 Peak Levels

The Rasmussen Consumer Confidence Index, rose to its highest reading so far this year on Wednesday. At 79.9, the index is now at its highest level since just a few days after the Lehman Brothers collapse — which many analysts mark as the start of last year’s financial crisis. The consumer index (which is . . . → Read More: Consumer and Investor Confidence Now at 2009 Peak Levels

Book Extract on Confucius and The Way

The Chinese concept of the Way, or Tao, was current before Confucius lived or taught; the Books of Odes and Rites tell of Heaven, and reveal beliefs in ancestor-spirits and a supreme being with a human face. However, Tzu-kung reports that “one cannot get to hear [Confucius’] views on human nature and the Way . . . → Read More: Book Extract on Confucius and The Way