Category Archives: Conflict Humor

Ways to re-frame how we think about conflict through humor or just plain humor…

Neo-Classical Economics: “Nailed to Its Perch” by Peter Radford from Real World Economics

I am reading the “End of Theory” by Richard Bookstaber (unfortunate name for an author) referenced in this insightful article, which memorably relates current Neo-Classical economics to the Monty Python sketch about the dead parrot nailed to its perch. 🙂 I … Continue reading

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Handling Sexual Harrassment: West Wing Style

My favorite West Wing clip illustrates come uppance and also the best possible cure for sexual harrassment: it also shows the value of a good BATNA, best alternative to a negotiated agreement, in this case the Secret Service..    

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Brexit as a Game of Chicken: Tim Harford

I thought this article very insightful, though I also had in mind the views of a friend of mine, a former/recovered economist, who calls Theresa May “Mugabe May” because he thinks May will damage the UK economy as much as … Continue reading

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Zen Koan for the Real Populists not the Plutocracy’s Puppet Populists

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The Problem with Conspiracy Theorists: My Top Ten Insights

I guess I spent some of 2016 arguing with conspiracy theorists, especially of the Alt Left variety, so I thought I would list the meta problems I experienced: Conspiracy theorists have a grossly exaggerated sense of how much control anyone … Continue reading

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Trump’s New Title in German

Another name for Trump: UnglaublichdummensoziopathischenfĂĽhrer

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US Presidential Election: Cut Out the Panic that the World Will End on November 9th if Trump Wins

I am getting tired of all this the-world-will-end-on-November 9th if Trump is elected. It will all take time. Violently deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants will not take place immediately, but may take a few months to get really going after … Continue reading

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