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The Root of Our Politics

“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” ― Jean Racine In the last post a General Behavior Pattern of Emotions->(Thinking, maybe)->Behavior emerged which appears to be broadly applicable. One of those applications seems pretty much to be … Continue reading

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Individual Behavior Curves (Illustrated)

“This idea that there is generality in the specific is of far-reaching importance.” – Douglas R. Hofstadter In the back of my mind there has always been a quiet nagging question: Why can’t the Behavior Curve enable us to reproducibly pinpoint … Continue reading

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Drifting without an Anchor

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.” – Hebrews 11:1 Mulling over that last post on The Next Why gave me time to consider the following: Given the influence of social media and … Continue reading

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Election Redux

With a week to go before another major election, I got nostalgic amongst my angst and frustrations and reread my 2014 post-election blog to see if I might wish to update any of my thoughts.  One would think that, after … Continue reading

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Perfect Storms – 1

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana I would really like to add, “and fail to learn from it”, but I strongly suspect that was Santayana’s point. Which would explain why his … Continue reading

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The $100 Question

“A crisis is a terrible thing to waste” – Paul Romer, 2004 It’s taken a while to get to this point, but I trust you will find that it is worth it. Where we are now is the result of … Continue reading

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Culture 3 – Am I A Conserviberal or Liberative?

This odd thought has been germinating on my mind for a number of years, and with the recent elections just behind us it seemed a good time to reflect while connecting some dots, one of which is culture, in this … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Do You Speak English?

They were an odd introduction to cultural differences, our early experiences. The first was, more or less, an unexpected one – our move from Southern California (born and raised) to Texas for graduate school, and a whole different world. I … Continue reading

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If History is Useful for Anything – 3 ‘Networks’

“You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family,” Anonymous Having attempted to give some definition to the four various types of Networks for this inquiry, we can now see if Toynbee’s arguments are applicable to people groups … Continue reading

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Keeping Ahead of the Wave

You’ve probably noticed by now, things around you are changing and changing faster.  Which means it gets tougher to see problems and issues before they arise and actually practice Strategic Problem Anticipation.  Or what we might call Defensive Driving in … Continue reading

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