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

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Darwin’s Golden Rule

I really like this approach, by the great author of the Theory of Evolution Charles Darwin (1809-1892), for overcoming Confirmation Bias, our tendency to cherry pick data or information that supports our pre-existing ideas and prejudices and ignore or conveniently … Continue reading

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Troubling Warnings from the 1930s by Edward Luce

Great though dark piece in today’s UK Financial Times by Edward Luce “When people strike comparisons with Hitler — or Munich — I usually reach for my earplugs. The same applies to the Great Depression. There is nothing on today’s … Continue reading

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US Gun Deaths by County

Interesting to see US gun deaths mapped by county. Basically it shows higher gun deaths per 100,000 in the rural South and West and than cities, but lower in rural areas in the Mid-West and New England. Interesting cultural differences … Continue reading

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Fight, Flight, Freeze or Grow? David Whyte on Run!

I like the work of the British poet David Whyte, especially his book The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul at Work. Here is another piece on a key issue in conflict: when to run away: RUN … Continue reading

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Seneca (5BCE to 65 CE) Top Ten Conflict Tips

The famous Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca had some good tips about conflict and so here is another of our Top Ten Conflict Tips:  Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. … Continue reading

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Bertold Brecht(1898-1956): Top Ten Conflict Tips

Having recently used one of his quotes I found interesting, time for one of your Top Ten Conflict Tips from one of the 20th Century’s most conflicted thinkers: Bertold Brecht. Because things are the way they are, things will not … Continue reading

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