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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.

A Dog in the Fight

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Every nation gets the government it deserves.  Joseph de Maistre In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve.  Alexis de Tocqueville The government you elect is the government you deserve. ...

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Honey, We’re Eating The Kids

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] If you lower the price enough, consumers will buy more of the product.  There are exceptions such as Giffen goods or Veblen goods but they are rare.  It’s known as the law of demand.  This is certainly the...

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How To Choose

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Having just gone through an election, I’m reminded of some things I ponder from time to time.     When I studied economics in college, I had the great fortune to meet the Nobel economist...

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The Bliss of Absent-Mindedness

  [Click BLUE links for sources and information]   Absence of mind doesn’t mean you are careless or lacking in focus; it just means the mind is meandering through fascinating labyrinths invisible to the open eye.   Vinita Dawra Nangia, Are You Often...

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The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living

  To Live Well You have to take risks   Risk failure Risk looking stupid Risk admitting you haven't got the skills Risk personal embarrassment Risk making mistakes Risk offending people   That's the only way you can learn   To succeed To be smart...

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Reassessment II

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   In our last post TITM defined the economic mindset and pointed out what we think are some defects. This post is a first attempt to outline possible changes that might correct those defects. It is obvious a short...

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Reassessment

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Overproduction of growth hormone causes excessive growth. In children, the condition is called gigantism. In adults, it is called acromegaly.  Excessive growth hormone is almost always caused by a...

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Less is More

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information}   Minimalism has been a fascination since the beginning of time, the simple life as an anecdote to the hunger for wealth and fame. Jennifer Michael Hecht tells a story about the great cynic Diogenes that...

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The Goldilocks Life

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy. Maria Edgeworth, Harry and Lucy Concluded   What is “just right” when it comes to “how to live”? Sarah...

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Final Trompudo Napkin Art

  This is our fourth and final post of "Trompudo Napkin Art," a whimsical project by TITM to make connections between the Sea Gull Cellar Bar Napkin Art produced in the 70s and 80s and the current mad-king president.  TITM is working on a Gallery of Napkin Art....

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Bonehead Economics Reboot

  [Click BLUE links for sources and information]   A year and a half ago TITM posted: Bonehead Economics: Things to Know in the Era of Trompudo. Today, once again, the lack of clear thinking is leading us down a problematic road. The Nobel economist, Joseph...

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Trompudo Napkin Art – 3

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] This is our third post in our Trompudo Napkin Art series.  Past posts can be found HERE and HERE         Trompudo has girl trouble.   Trompudo told Iran it risked consequences "the like...

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