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002: Major Edward H. Carpenter, US Marine and Author
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Publish-date-icon October 16, 2014
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Ed is an author, businessman, athlete and decorated marine officer. Ed’s served around the world from Afghanistan to Indonesia, has published more than 10 works of fiction and non-fiction, has a slew of qualifications (including his Masters Degree in Security Studies) and is an outspoken advocate of women’s rights, and has written several essays on women in combat.

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 Ed's "launch page" link: http://ehcarpenter.blogspot.com/

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Kantian Universalism
 An idea originated by the philosopher Emmanuel Kant as the "Categorical Imperative" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categorical_imperative 
"Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law." in simpler terms, "if everyone acted this way, would that be a world you'd want to live in". For example, should you borrow money without intending to pay it back? Kant would say no, because if it were a universal action, nobody would lend money to anyone because they know they will never be repaid.
Useful Prosumption: 
For the "Useful" part, listen to Episode 36 of "The Tim Ferriss Show" (podcast) with Alexis Ohanian - for the Prosumption part, read "Revolutionary Wealth" by Alvin and Heidi Toffler
Five books to take to space list!
1. Bill Bryson, "Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe"
2. Bertrand Russell "History of Western Philosophy"
3. Neil Gaiman's "Sandman Omnibus" (a giant collection that is still only one book - bam!)
4. The biggest "X-Men" omnibus I can find (again, technically ONE book!)
5. David Kaiser, "How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival"
Awesome literary linkage: http://zenhabits.net/20-amazing-and-essential-non-fiction-books-to-enrich-your-library/

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