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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.

The Super Bowl Indicator and Other Nonsense

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information.]   The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.  John Kenneth Galbraith Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.   Niels Bohr Caveat emptor :...

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While We Are Out

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   While we are on an indefinite hiatus (due to MINOR but ANNOYING medical issues), TITM thought it might be a good idea to provide a list of some of our favorite online sites.  Don't get too attached.  We...

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Under the Weather

  Think in the Morning staff is currently under the weather.  We are taking a few days, weeks, months off until we can think clearly again.  Don't go away.  We will be back.  A productive use of this time for our readers would be to read some of our older posts...

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Global Warming: Deniers, Doomers, Dreamers, Doers

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Deniers don’t believe it’s happening, Doomers think it’s too late to do anything about it, Dreamers think a miraculous fix will come along automatically, Doers roll up their sleeves and get to work....

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A Simpleton’s Guide to Stock Prices

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Cassandra: Beware of Hootie Pie. Sonia: Who? Cassandra: I don’t know. Just beware. Vanya: Hootie Pie. We need to keep a small notebook nearby and write all these things down, for your sanity hearing...

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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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