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Essays on current affairs, business, investing, economics and politics can be found in this section.  Think in the Morning has no particular incite into any of these areas.  We write what we are inspired to write.  Read at your own risk.

The Upside of the Coronavirus

The Upside of the Coronavirus

 Hundreds of thousands, maybe millions will likely get the coronavirus and tens of thousands, maybe many more, will die from it.  How could there be any upside to this crisis?  There may not be.  Yet, the incurable optimism built into the human psyche shows that we...

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Autarky

Autarky

 Autarky is the characteristic of self-sufficiency; the term usually applies to political states, societies or to their economic systems. Autarky exists whenever an entity survives or continues its activities without external assistance or international trade. ...

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PANIC

PANIC

 Here we are again in a panic.  The financial markets are reeling in response to the coronavirus, oil market disruptions and not least because stock prices were historically high relative to fundamentals.  Near zero interest rates give the FED little room to...

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Blog Post Index

Blog Post Index

[Click on BLUE links to access the blog post from the list] Think in the Morning now has over 300 posts.  Given that we started in March of 2016, this amounts to nearly 2 posts per week.  It’s getting a little unwieldy.  We think many of our old posts are worth...

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The Oscars

The Oscars

 The 92nd Oscars® will be held tonight (February 9th) at 5 p.m. and aired on ABC.  Why does it matter?  For me, it’s personal.  My great uncle, Lewis R. Foster, won an Oscar in 1939 for the best original story, The Gentleman From Montana.  His story, unpublished,...

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Civility

Civility

 “If you can’t disagree ardently with your colleagues about some issues of law and yet personally still be friends, get another job, for Pete’s sake,” Scalia once said of his friendships with colleagues.    Former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia quoted in: 9...

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There Will Be Hell To Pay

There Will Be Hell To Pay

 You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.  Abraham Lincoln Out and about and unable to write a lengthy blog, we at Think in the Morning choose to share our Sunday morning...

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The Art of the Deal

The Art of the Deal

 It was in December of 1972 that I closed the deal to buy the Sea Gull restaurant in Mendocino from Martin and Marlene Hall.  That was 47 years ago.  Martin has left us but I’m still close to Marlene.  Many of my friends are from those wonderful years still fresh in...

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“Doveryai no Proveryai” — Trust, but Verify

“Doveryai no Proveryai” — Trust, but Verify

 Trust but verify.  How do you trust when nothing but falsehoods come out of a man’s mouth? I’d like to know.  How do you verify when malfeasance abounds in such colossal terms that it boggles the mind? The era of “big data” is also the era of “leaks”. Where...

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Pop Goes the Weasel

Pop Goes the Weasel

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Disclosure:  I have no particular insight into the financial markets.  In this I am in good company (just read the financial press for a battery of conflicting reports).  Just a couple of weeks ago the famous bond...

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Do We Live In An Artificial World

Do We Live In An Artificial World

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]I’m not a Christian at least in any formal way but I do read the Bible. In this I agree with Christopher Hitchens (RIP)."A culture that does not possess this common store of image and allegory will be a perilously thin...

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Alien

Alien

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Long, long ago there were people who listened to radio shows.  This was before television created the way for cellphones and when the earth was still inhabitable.  Even before this time, before the radio was in...

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