Month: May 2017

Ganesh Sitaraman on “Why a republic government cannot succeed without a strong middle class”

May 3, 2017

In The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution, Ganesh Sitaraman explains how and why “the basic foundation upon which our middle-class constitution was based — the prerequisite of relative economic equality — is crumbling.” Obviously, economic inequality is inevitable whenever and…

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Distortions and deceptions in strategic decisions

May 2, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Dan P. Lovallo and Olivier Sibony for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain…

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Another ten films that deserve more attention and appreciation

May 2, 2017

In a previous post, I identified what I characterized as “Ten of the best films that most people haven’t seen or even heard of.” Here’s another ten that, in my opinion, also deserve more attention and appreciation, listed in order…

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Tim Wu on “The Importance of Being Famous”

May 1, 2017

In The Attention Merchants, Tim Wu examines with precision and eloquence “the mad scramble to get inside our heads.” For example, consider this brief passage: “The first great harvester of attention, it must never be forgotten, was religion. The impulse…

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“Out of the mouths of babes….”

May 1, 2017

These comments are authentic, obtained from several sources, provided by children after having attended a vacation Bible class. o In the first book of the Bible, Guinness’s, God got tired of creating the world, so He took the Sabbath off.…

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