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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.

When to Compromise

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] … le mieux est l'ennemi du bien   Voltaire(… the best is the enemy of the good) “I started to be a photographer when I was 17 years old, before completing my education.” Whatever the precise date of her declaration,...

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Blog Post Index

[Click on BLUE links to access the blog post from the list] Think in the Morning is closing in on 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 Fourth of July – Tom Paine Day

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] No natural or religious reason can be assigned to this great distinction of men into Kings and subjects. Good and bad are the distinctions of heaven. Male and female the distinctions of nature. But how can a race...

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Sortition: Selection of Public Officials by Random Selection

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] The recent dust up between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ivanka Trump et al prompted Think in the Morning to consider who is best suited to govern in a democracy.  Some reporting of the Ocasio-Cortez -  Ivanka Trump...

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First, Choose To Stay

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest—whether or not the...

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Serendipity

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] You may have noticed that Think in the Morning has been absent for a few weeks.  We’ve been in Mexico, one of our favorite places to visit, working on another project I hope to share with you at some not too distant...

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Honesty

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful to truth must make himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual,...

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For Love of Math: Platonist, Positivist, “Philanderist”

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] I had chosen mathematics only because I discovered I could do math very well.  And I had somehow gotten the idea that math was at a higher level.  But I really got interested in math because of application science.  I...

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The End of Cash?

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Many years ago in one of my first college economics classes the professor speculated that cash would soon become a thing of the past.  The developed world and the United States were moving, in his view, inexorably...

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Ex Uno Plures

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand… Matthew 12:25 Donald Trump is a...

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Planned Obsolescence Update

 [Read our Planned Obsolescence post HERE]Our friend and reader, Abe,, sent a response to our Planned Obsolescence post.  We thought it was too good not to share.  Enjoy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFptlmGCOVI    

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Planned Obsolescence

[Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] I remember the Fuller Brush man calling on my house when I was in grade school.  As I recall, he had a box that opened to an array of brushes one of which I chose and paid for with my own money.  I worked at the...

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