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July 23, 2018

Extra Adjectives: How the News Becomes Propaganda

Have you noticed the extra spin-worthy adjectives that have crept into the news reports of late?  These are the judgmental words that take a position on a story like: “terrible,” “evil,” “ruthless” and how resistance fighters become terrorists.
That loaded or leading descriptive word formerly was verboten in the news because …Read the Rest

We’re Fantastic! We’re Great!  Just Ask Us.
June 24, 2018

We’re Fantastic! We’re Great! Just Ask Us.

The latest Coca-Cola commercial telling everyone that they have “Nailed It.”  It really hits us over the head with the …Read the Rest

Real Reasons Hillary Lost
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 …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

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