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April 12, 2017

The 28th Amendment to the US Constitution

People in the U.S. like to treat their Constitution, and its associated Declaration of Independence, like religious works of biblical importance.  Immutable.  Virtually written by the hands of gods.
Their high priests, the U.S. Supreme Court, spend a lot of time interpreting these documents for their laity.  The quibbles become land …Read the Rest

Rene Levesque Is to Donald Trump As…
March 24, 2017

Rene Levesque Is to Donald Trump As…

We have written about unintended consequences before particularly with regards to Quebec.  There are many examples around the world showing …Read the Rest

Pricing Codes – How They Used To Do It Before Computerization
February 27, 2017

Pricing Codes – How They Used To Do It Before Computerization

Back in the day, before computers and inventory databases, it was tough for store owners to keep track of what …Read the Rest

Higher Education in the U.S. Goes Lower
February 11, 2017

Higher Education in the U.S. Goes Lower

The recent immigration ban in the United States has at least one unintended consequence.  Even if the ban is lifted, …Read the Rest

The Gamblers’ Fallacy at the Queue
February 1, 2017

The Gamblers’ Fallacy at the Queue

The Gamblers’ Fallacy is when gamblers notice that a slot machine programmed to be random has not produced a winner …Read the Rest

Competition vs. Cooperation
January 18, 2017

Competition vs. Cooperation

The very divisive election in the US really came down to whether folks saw their goal in life was to …Read the Rest

Sports and Loss of Spontaneity
January 3, 2017

Sports and Loss of Spontaneity

Ratings seriously are off for NFL games this year and there are lots of theories why.  The tumultuous US election …Read the Rest

The Undoing Project
December 29, 2016

The Undoing Project

It is hard not to like one of Michael Lewis‘ books.  The Undoing Project is no exception. It is …Read the Rest

The Husbands’ Chair
December 8, 2016

The Husbands’ Chair

One incredible service that retailers could provide would be a “husbands’ chair” for the partners of their female shoppers.  And …Read the Rest

Things You Definitely Should Not Do, According to Your Lawyer
October 1, 2016

Things You Definitely Should Not Do, According to Your Lawyer

That would be virtually everything you are already doing.
This includes: banking, using your phones, renting or driving a car, accessing …Read the Rest

Can You Solve My Problem?  Well, I Can Do My Job.
September 13, 2016

Can You Solve My Problem? Well, I Can Do My Job.

How many times have you asked someone if they can help solve a problem you have?  Instead they fixate on …Read the Rest

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