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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.

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 375 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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Democracy Descending

Democracy Descending

I knew Nobel economist Kenneth Arrow slightly when I was an undergraduate student at Stanford.  I was greatly impacted by his book Social Choice and Individual Values at the time and have referred back to it often.  In simple terms one of his most famous theories...

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How Happy Or Sad Will You Be When The Election Results Are In?

How Happy Or Sad Will You Be When The Election Results Are In?

 Impact bias, a cognitive bias, is the tendency to overestimate the intensity or the duration of future emotions and states of feeling. This overestimation can occur for both positive and negative feeling states.   (Psychology Glossary) You’ve probably heard the...

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America Through Foreign Eyes — A Timely Read

America Through Foreign Eyes — A Timely Read

Jorge Castañeda has written an important book with his America Through Foreign Eyes.  America is a large, complex and diverse country, a country that cannot be pigeonholed into a box by any American or foreigner.  I have always been fascinated by the various ways...

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After The Election

After The Election

 Think in the Morning has been blogging a bit less recently.  The steady Caw! Caw! Caw!of the ravens followed by their throaty gurgling croaks announces Fall, our favorite time of the year.  Cooler and overcast weather and the first rains make for a perfect reading...

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The Paucity of Debate

The Paucity of Debate

 Anyone who knows of the Mendocino Whale War, expertly documented and photographed by Mendocino's Nicholas Wilson, knows that Donald Trump is not Byrd Baker, not even close.  Byrd Baker, quirky, odd, funny, compassionate, a character for sure, was a true Mendocino...

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The High Muckety Mucks And The Hoi Polloi

The High Muckety Mucks And The Hoi Polloi

 Over three years ago we wrote about The Complexity Of Hypocrisy In The Age Of Donald Trump. For those of us who value honesty, decency and courage things have only deteriorated since then.  Those who believe in American democracy watch in horror as the Republican...

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Marriage of Convenience

Marriage of Convenience

Donald Trump won.  I’m not talking about the election.  I think it will be closer than the polls predict but I have no particular insight.  Some are predicting a blue wave Biden blowout.  Maybe.  Who knows?What I mean by Donald Trump won is that for all practical...

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Us and Them

Us and Them

A song for today, Labor Day 2020, pre-election season, during a pandemic. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nYAYn7pyues In an interview, Roger Waters shared the significance of each verse:The first verse is about going to war, how on the front line we don't get much...

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Politics

Politics

For the next two months, politics will dominate the news.  Think in the Morning has put our heads together to come up with a few comments based on our perception of politics in America today.  This is not a scholarly tome.  It is simply a list of anecdotal...

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Fate

Fate

 Free will, it’s a bitch.   John Milton, The Devil’s Advocate (movie)I'm no puppeteer … I don't make things happen. Doesn't work like that … Free will, it's like butterfly wings–one touch and it never gets off the ground. I only set the stage; you pull your own...

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Reading in the Time of COVID

Reading in the Time of COVID

 solamen miseris socios habuisse doláis   (misery loves company)  Mephistopheles in Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus “There is no way I’m going back to Mexico. I can’t stand to be in a country that is more surrealist than my paintings”.  Salvadore Dali At Think in...

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