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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

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

Bartolomeo Cristofori Should Have Had a Patent
September 2, 2015

Bartolomeo Cristofori Should Have Had a Patent

The recent 350th anniversary of the invention of the piano brought to mind the immense changes we have seen in …Read the Rest

Republican Primary – Survivor
August 5, 2015

Republican Primary – Survivor

We have been watching the herd of US Republican candidates scramble and shoot off darts at each other, forming alliances …Read the Rest

I Joined a Knew Fraterkneety
July 15, 2015

I Joined a Knew Fraterkneety

Have you ever noticed how commonalities can bind people?  How when you run into someone, even in the South China …Read the Rest

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