Monthly Archives: April 2015

Piketty in a Page: Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty File Compression

Given Thomas Piketty’s fine and best selling economics book Capital in the 21st Century is long and many have struggled to read it, after reading it myself last summer, and at the request of friends who didn’t, I created a … Continue reading

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Three Types of Psychological Pain

Some people have found this diagram I created useful, painful situations for the navigation of: It suggests that life throws at us painful situations as we live it, which we may sometimes have to experience as existential pain we need … Continue reading

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Americans are the Chosen People. By Clifford Longley.

My friend John F just drew my attention to this 2003 piece that I found most informative. Thanks John. “As one demonstrator said to the cameras in Hyde Park last weekend, “The only thing that makes sense of what America … Continue reading

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A New Moral Combo Sandwich of Stanovich, Kahneman, Haidt and Greene

Three thinkers have especially influenced my conflict thinking in recent years: Keith Stanovich for his work on the impact of our conscious and unconscious thinking processes. The latter he sees are often largely installed by genetic drives and the mental … Continue reading

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The Argument Pyramid

I really like my friend Bella’s diagram: But in the spirit of this blog I would add two more layers to the top of the pyramid: Take your opponent’s central point and if the arguments are sound, accept and change … Continue reading

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Wars Involving the US since 1776

Useful listing of all the wars the US has been involved since its founding:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_the_United_States  

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