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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.

What’s Past Is Prologue

What’s Past Is Prologue

 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.   Ecclesiastes 1:9 Distraught would be the word I would use to describe my mood at the moment.  I blog because it relaxes me and right now I need to be relaxed....

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Tis Folly To Be Wise

Tis Folly To Be Wise

  Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.  Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College Abiding in the midst of ignorance, thinking themselves wise and learned, fools go aimlessly hither and thither, like blind led by the blind.   Katha...

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Cat Fight continued

Cat Fight continued

 We like to be entertained.  We like surprise endings.  We are amused by magic tricks and shows.  Ordinary life is boring much of the time.  These are some of the reasons we are susceptible to the conspiracy theories and untruths that have become even more prevalent...

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Cat Fight

Cat Fight

 The news this morning is that Ted Cruz will lead a group of 11 Senators to oppose President Elect Joe Biden’s certification.  Senator Cruz, known as Lucifer in the Flesh or more affectionately as the Lovechild of Joe McCarthy and Dracula, seems to be laying the...

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California

California

“My favourite line in all of literature is Rudyard Kipling’s monkey: ‘My people are the wisest people in the jungle, my people have always said so.'”   Joni Mitchell For the past few days I’ve been rereading Joan Didion.  The White Album, Slouching Towards Bethlehem,...

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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 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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