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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.

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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Follow The Money

Follow The Money

If you don't like this blog, buy my book, it has nothing to do with economics.  If you like this blog, buy my book.  It will give you some relief from your overworked brain.   BUY HERE … it seems that if you have a doctrine, a version of rationalism … that makes it so...

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I Know Everything

I Know Everything

 We just don’t know. It’s a sign of advanced intelligence to be able to say ‘I don’t know’ in the face of uncertainty, my boy. Too many conclusions are drawn on the basis of insufficient evidence.   Professor Snipe, Behind The Locked Door There isn’t enough doubt in...

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Trouble on the Hill

Trouble on the Hill

 Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.   Senator Daniel Patrick MoynihanThere are:  no facts, only interpretations.  Friedrich Nietzsche What happened to our “shining city upon a hill?”  The concept was always a myth but one that held us...

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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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Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

 Fire and Ice   Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I’ve tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would...

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Best Commencement Speech Ever

Best Commencement Speech Ever

 This is our favorite commencement speech ever.  It was written by David Foster Wallace and delivered to the Kenyon College class of 2005. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrOL-ydFMI&app=desktop 

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Bleak America

Bleak America

 What I want to see is not a rush to judgment, but a rush to justice.   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don't understand the protests? What you're seeing is people pushed to the edge… fifth risk: the risk a society runs when it falls into the habit of responding to long-term...

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Look Homeward Angel and The 1918 Pandemic

Look Homeward Angel and The 1918 Pandemic

 Previously on Think in the MorningPale Horse, Pale Rider: Katherine Anne Porter’s Classic Story of the 1918 PandemicWilliam Maxwell’s They Came Like SwallowsThe 1918 Pandemic And Willa Cather’s One Of Ours Then, under the terrible light which fell directly and...

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Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

 One of the first blogs I wrote concerned a philosophical conundrum that is also a political conundrum: The Trolley Problem and the Winter of our Discontent.  The problem addressed is simple in theory but oh so difficult in practice.  How should we deal with a policy...

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