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Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s (1906-1945) Prescient Comments

While awaiting execution in April 1945,  member of the German Resistance to Hitler and religious thinker and Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer recorded a number of his thoughts in a work we now know as Letters and Papers from Prison. One of … Continue reading

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Human Folly

“It may be a sign of advancing age on my part, but I have come to believe that there is no stupidity of which we are incapable.” Martin Wolf on Reddit and in UK Financial Times

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The Inglorious Few

In high school I studied history and was amazed I suppose at this 10,000 year catalogue of human folly. Then briefly I discovered economics and thought markets were rational. That lasted about a year, until I studied economic history (which … Continue reading

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