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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.

Us and Them

Us and Them

A song for today, Labor Day 2020, pre-election season, during a pandemic. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nYAYn7pyues In an interview, Roger Waters shared the significance of each verse:The first verse is about going to war, how on the front line we don't get much...

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Politics

Politics

For the next two months, politics will dominate the news.  Think in the Morning has put our heads together to come up with a few comments based on our perception of politics in America today.  This is not a scholarly tome.  It is simply a list of anecdotal...

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Fate

Fate

 Free will, it’s a bitch.   John Milton, The Devil’s Advocate (movie)I'm no puppeteer … I don't make things happen. Doesn't work like that … Free will, it's like butterfly wings–one touch and it never gets off the ground. I only set the stage; you pull your own...

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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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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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