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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.

Creativity: Who What When Where Why How

Creativity: Who What When Where Why How

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9pftOJW0uk Do original thoughts exist?  Who has them?  What are they?  Where do we get ideas?  When do we get them and how?  Are we ourselves just an idea?  These questions may seem to...

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When to Compromise

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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The Fourth of July – Tom Paine Day

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

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

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

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

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”

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?

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

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

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

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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