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February 14, 2018

Real Reasons Hillary Lost

Why did Hillary Clinton lose the US Presidential election?  She did get more votes.  But lost.  Her votes were in the wrong places.
After the fact, all the experts redid their forecasts to predict what had happened – including Hillary. They have been looking closely at the minutia.  Should she …Read the Rest

Gifts Come With Strings
January 23, 2018

Gifts Come With Strings

We have just finished the gift giving season when virtually everyone has received a gift or two -  either personal …Read the Rest

Playing for the Second Marshmallow
July 5, 2017

Playing for the Second Marshmallow

The Mischel Marshmallow Test is a great way to determine if a child has developed self control.  With self control, …Read the Rest

The 28th Amendment to the US Constitution
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 …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

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

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

Failing the Marshmallow Test
June 11, 2016

Failing the Marshmallow Test

We wrote a blog about the Marshmallow Test some years ago. That’s when kids are given one marshmallow and are …Read the Rest

Ethnic Stereotypes: Easy for Attitudes, Hard to Identify
May 13, 2016

Ethnic Stereotypes: Easy for Attitudes, Hard to Identify

I was recently in an all-you-can-eat sushi place.  While they served Japanese food, I noticed that all the servers were …Read the Rest

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