ANDREW KEEN ~ THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER ~ 2015

~ TQ ~ The Question

~ TI-WBPBIME-ITA-IDTGADTB-TS-TCAMOAEW-A-‘RDF’-AVTIABT ~ The Internet – We’ve Been Promised By Its Many Evangelists – Is The Answer – It Democratizes The Good And Disrupts The Bad – They Say – Thereby Creating A More Open And Egalitarian World – A – “Reality Distortion Field” – A Vision That Is Anything But Truthful

~ IOA-W-W-TI-I-IF-MAT-ANFLIWWNUAIVRTB ~ Instead Of A – Win-Win – The Internet – Is – In Fact – More Akin To – A Negative Feedback Loop In Which We Network Users Are Its Victims Rather Than Beneficiaries

~ RT-TA-TI-IA-TCQ-AOCT-FCW ~ Rather Than – The Answer – The Internet – Is Actually – The Central Question – About Our Connected Twenty-First-Century World

~ TMWUTCDN-TLEVIIBTU-RTP-EF-IIACRFTGGB-RAP-A-THOOTMC

~ The More We Use The Contemporary Digital Network – The Less Economic Value It Is Bringing To Us – Rather Than Promoting – Economic Fairness – It Is A Central Reason For The Growing Gulf Between – Rich And Poor – And – The Hollowing Out Of The Middle Class

~ TNNE-I-MMOUP-RT-GMJ-T-DD-IAPCOO-SUC-RTCMC-IHCIPNM-I-CR-AEC-APOI-GAS-RTCMD-IIE-TROTM ~ The New Networked Economy – Is – Making Most Of Us Poorer – Rather Than – Generating More Jobs – This – Digital Disruption – Is A Principal Cause Of Our – Structural Unemployment Crisis – Rather Than Creating More Competition – It Has Created Immensely Powerful New Monopolists – It’s – Cultural Ramifications – Are Equally Chilling – A Panopticon Of Information-Gathering And Surveillance – Rather Than Creating More Democracy – It Is Empowering – The Rule Of The Mob

~ OC-TI-INAB-IHDATAOGFSAFI-PITO-C-F-F-A-WC-ATW ~ Of Course – The Internet – Is Not All Bad – It Has Done A Tremendous Amount Of Good For Society And For Individuals – Particularity In Terms Of – Connecting – Families – Friends – And – Work Colleagues – Around The World

~ IC-KUPW-EMI-STB-TWKO ~ Internet Companies – Know Us Particularly Well – Even More Intimately – So They Boast – Than We Know Ourselves

~ AWASIT-BNDW-OCITSONTBTSU ~ As We All Step Into This – Brave New Digital World – Our Challenge Is To Shape Our Networking Tools Before They Shape Us

~ NS ~ Networked Society

~ ETCBCIBC-A-TAODBPOIM-B ~ Everything That Can Be Connected Is Being Connected – And – The Amount Of Data Being Produced Online Is Mind-Boggling

~ RTPMJOP-TI-IDBW-T-AC ~ Rather Than Producing More Jobs Or Prosperity – The Internet – Is Dominated By Winner-Take-All Companies

~ T-NF-IAAF-SASTATBC-I-IR-Q-S-SICBSIAS-O-E-ASW ~ The – Narrative Fallacy – Is Actually A Fallacy – Sometimes A Story That Appears To Be Complex – Is – In Reality – Quite – Simple – Sometimes It Can Be Summarized In A Sentence – Or – Even – A Single Word

~ DF ~ Data Factories

~ TCOTS ~ The Cult Of The Social

~ T-O-LOH-IT-TAAL-H-I-U-U-A-U ~ The – Only – Law Of History – Is That – There Aren’t Any Laws – History – Is – Unknowing – Unexpected – And – Unintentional

~ TI-HG-FC-F-BAFOC-T-TAE-EOP-IPA ~ The Internet – Has Gone – Full Circle – From – Banning All Forms Of Commerce – To – Transforming Absolutely Everything – Especially Our Privacy – Into Profitable Activity

~ B-TIOE-A-A-IOE-W-FBOW-BI ~ Both – The Internet Of Everything – And An – Internet Of Everyone – Will – For Better Or Worse – Become Inevitable

~ TBC ~ The Broken Center

~ RTFO-W’-O-NAA-IRAAI-TL-TPWWLTJ-TF ~ Rather Than Focusing On – “Winning” – Our – Networked Automation Anxiety – Is Really All About Identifying – The Losers – The People Who Will Lose Their Jobs – The Failures

~ TPATBFSBCO-TI-W-OC-BA-H-IE-ANC-TGSC-IS ~ To Pin All The Blame For Society’s Broken Center On – The Internet – Would – Of Course – Be Absurd – However – Internet Economics – Are Now Compounding – The Growing Silicon Chasm – In Society

~ NIJFL ~ Nostalgia Isn’t Just For Luddites

~ FTDUITWAC-Y-I-TI-W-T-AE-ARAMOS ~ Free Tools Delude Us Into Thinking We Are Celebrities – Yet – In – The Internet’s – Winner-Take-All Economy – Attention Remains A Monopoly Of Superstars

~ 11MF-A-FNAA ~ 11 Million Followers – And – Followed Nobody At All

~ HTIU-TPR-ICMUMPAU ~ Hello This Is Us – The Personal Revolution – Is Certainly Making Us More Parochial And Unworldly

~ S-C ~ Selfi-Centric

~ TRMIT-WACAA-TT-OC-IT-WAMJTTO-OT-S’S’N ~ The Real Myth Is That – We Are Communicating At All – The Truth – Of Course – Is That – We Are Mostly Just Talking To Ourselves – On These – Supposedly “Social” Networks

~ TMDFITDFE:’F’-IABF ~ The Most Disturbing Flaw In The Data Factory Economy: “Free” – Is Anything But Free

~ TEO-OPI-ITEO-T-‘BD’E-TKUSI-PUU-A-WOC-SUBTA ~ The Exploitation Of – Our Personal Information – Is The Engine Of – The – “Big Data” Economy – To Know Us So Intimately – Package Us Up – And – Without Our Consent – Sell Us Back To Advertisers

~ WHBTSTIBPISET ~ We Have Become The Show That Is Being Played In Somebody Else’s Theater

~ NFATWWWOATF ~ Nostalgic For A Time When We Were Optimistic About The Future

~ TCOA ~ The Catastrophe Of Abundance

~ TNS ~ The Narrow Stump

~ IWAGE-AF-A-NE ~ It Was A Gift Economy – All Gift – And – No Economics

~ TOPE ~ The One Percent Economy

~ AAOS ~ An Abundance Of Stupidity

~ LMR-THATA-TEOTP-WBTCWTPF ~ Like Most Revolutionaries – They Had Appointed Themselves As – The Emancipators Of The People – Without Bothering To Check With The People First

~ IOTQ-TI-WATA ~ Irrespective Of The Question – The Internet – Was Always The Answer

~ TOPR-IMAGEWTOPABMBATGOIMIC ~ The One Percent Rule – It’s Mostly A Gift Economy Where The Only Profits Are Being Made By A Tiny Group Of Increasingly Monopolistic Internet Companies

~ TETSQOSMI-A-W-J-CIAFDS-WAMPTSORWSTOH ~ The Emotion That Spreads Most Quickly On Social Media Is – Anger – With – Joy – Coming In A Very Distant Second – We Are More Prone To Share Our Rage With Strangers Than Our Happiness

~ HIUOTI ~ Hatred Is Ubiquitous On The Internet

~ B-IWGIAAEIOCOB ~ But – Information Without Gatekeepers Is Almost Always Either Inaccurate Or Corrupt Or Both

~ W2.0-CO-TAO-I-FI-TWOTC-HIS-OBCBAE ~ Web 2.0’s Cult Of – Transparency And Openness – Its – Faith In – The Wisdom Of The Crowd – Has Ironically Spawned – Opaque Bureaucracies Controlled By Anonymous Elites

~ F3.0-TNGD-ATEVOFLIIIP ~ Fashion 3.0 – The Next Great Disruption – All The Economic Value Of Fashion Lies In Its Intellectual Property

~ ‘S’-IAUF-T ~ “Sharing” – Is A Euphemism For – Theft

~ TINSISQTEIOTOS ~ There Is No Shame In Sometimes Questioning The Economic Impact Of Technology On Society

~ TMOS ~ The Ministry Of Surveillance

~ U-H-INAE/OQ-ITNW-WSFB-TG-A-PBD ~ Unfortunately – However – It’s Not An Either/Or Question – In Today’s Networked World – We Should Fear Both – The Government – And – Private Big Data

~ WITFOPIAIOEAE? ~ What Is The Fate Of Privacy In An Internet Of Everything And Everyone?

~ TRF-TDUI-E-F-F ~ The Real Failure – The Digital Upheaval Itself – Epic – Fucking – Fail

~ ATFOI-TI-MGOTAS-AA-U-AFTAOTL-HBTSJF-SVD ~ And This Fantasy Of Imagining – The Internet – Magically Floating Outside Time And Space – As An – Unplace – Away From The Authority Of Traditional Laws – Has Become The Standard Justification For – Silicon Valley Disruption

~ NFTF(OL)TIH-BAUDLL-FTFTIH-TTARTIRN ~ Not For The First (Or Last) Time In History – Believers Are Using Dramatic Language Like – For The First Time In History – To Tout A Revolution That Isn’t Really New

~ B-WATTMB-N-IHTTROEPOWITW ~ But – While All This Technology Might Be – Novel – It Hasn’t Transformed The Role Of Either Power Or Wealth In The World

~ B-UL-W-SO-B-CBAW-CB-A-NN-WA-NO ~ Billionaire UberLibertarians – With – Staffs Of – Black-Clad Blondes And White-Coated Butlers – A – New Nobility – Without Any – Noblesse Oblige

~ E/I/P/P/J/C-AABTB-NS ~ Employment / Identity / Privacy / Prosperity / Justice / Civility – Are All Being Transformed By – Networked Society

~ TIMN(Y)BTA-B-INR-TCQ-OTFQOTT-FC ~ The Internet – May Not (Yet) Be The Answer – But – It Nonetheless Remains – The Central Question – Of The First Quarter Of The Twenty-First Century

GEORGE TYLER ~ MARKET REGULATION ~ WHAT WENT WRONG ~ 2013

~ P-BI-FCTC-EM ~ Prevents – Business Interests – From Combining To Create – Exploitative Monopolies

~ E-T-E-SA-P-A-M ~ Ensures – That – Externalities – Such As – Pollution – Are – Managed

~ C-MWSFE ~ Creates – Minimum Worksite Standards For Employees

~ A-TPO-FS-B-B-APESCWCCA ~ Avoids – The Problem Of – Financial Speculation – By – Banks – A Problem Ever Since Credit Was Conceived Centuries Ago

~ E-ABLO-HAI-OTPO-BI ~ Enforces – A Basic Level Of – Honesty And Integrity – On The Part Of – Business Interests

GEORGE TYLER ~ THE ALTERNATIVE: FAMILY CAPITALISM ~ WHAT WENT WRONG ~ 2013

~ U-TIOSGR-PITFS ~ Understands – The Importance Of Selective Government Regulation – Particularly In The Financial Sector

~ PAPO-L-TPG ~ Puts A Premium On – Long-Term Productivity Growth

~ RAM-TDOCIOG ~ Recognizes And Modulates – The Dangers Of Corporate Influence On Government

~ PAPO-L-TGIWATKTFP ~ Puts A Priority On – Long-Term Growth In Wages As The Key To Family Prosperity

GEORGE TYLER ~ WHAT WENT WRONG ~ 2013

~ TA:FC ~ The Alternative: Family Capitalism

~ P-TATDOG-A-TMIBCS ~ Policies – To Ameliorate The Dangers Of Globalization – And – To Maximize Its Benefits Can Succeed

~ WTIO-OJIPO-EFBTV ~ When The Impact Of – Offshoring Jobs Is Pointed Out – Executives Frequently Blame The Victims

~ D-F-JW-ARAOHAND ~ Debt-Free Corporations – Juxtaposed With – A Record Amount Of Household And National Debt

~ RC-SOTTOGBSI ~ Regulatory Capture – Seizure Of The Tools Of Government By Special Interests

~ TOGS-G-WNLSTBACOTPOBB-I-IWSTGOOTW-O-EB-F ~ The Tone Of Government Shifted – Government – Was No Longer Supposed To Be A Check On The Power Of Big Business – Instead – It Was Supposed To Get Out Of The Way – Or – Even Better – Facilitate

~ SGO-WJIWT-RI-BIDFTRO-I-I-WPTRWTSIGWC-TCWRWCOI ~ Senior Government Officials – Whose Job It Was To – Regulate Industry – Became Increasingly Drawn From The Ranks Of – Industry – Itself – With Plans To Return When Their Stint In Government Was Complete – These Circumstances Were Rife With Conflicts Of Interest

~ WCG ~ Weak Corporate Governance

~ TCC ~ Tax Cut Cultists

~ ‘DDM’ ~ “Deficits Don’t Matter”

~ IP-RCD-RHD-RND ~ Illusory Prosperity – Rising Corporate Debt – Rising Household Debt – Rising National Debt

~ RID ~ Rising Income Disparity

~ EM ~ Economic Mythmaking

~ TS:SC-R-SC ~ The Shift: Shareholder Capitalism – Replaced – Stakeholder Capitalism

~ TRDORC:IO-MI-WO-ATI-L-O-BI-IO-T-PG-BSI-FFSTBCFR ~ The Revolving Door Of Regulatory Capture: Industry Officials – Morphing Into – Washington Officials – And Then Into – Lobbyists – Or – Back Into – Industry Officials – Their – Personal Gain – Blending Seamlessly Into – Fervor For Shielding The Business Community From Regulation

~ TGORIT-CMG-PAMCL-SA-THI-AA-PC-TCITFAB:TPMOOTP-ERT-W-P-RC ~ The Goal Of Regulation Is To – Corral Mankind’s Greed – Protect Against Mankind’s Cognitive Limitations – Such As – The Herd Instinct – And Also – Prevent Collusion – The Challenge Is To Find A Balance: The Proper Measure Of Oversight That Promotes – Entrepreneurial Risk Taking – While – Preventing – Regulatory Capture

~ AS”TFP-RC-BIFPITGOE-‘TIOT-P-OTBAT-OSFAIMBNF-PTOT-C’ ~ Adam Smith: The Father Of – Regulated Capitalism – Broadly Improving Family Prosperity Is The Goal Of Economics – “The Interest Of The – Producer – Ought To Be Attended To – Only So Far As It May Be Necessary For – Promoting That Of The – Consumer” (Wealth Of Nations)

~ SC ~ Stakeholder Capitalism

~ SC-CW-W-TE-P-AWA-P ~ Stakeholder Capitalism – Concerned With – Wages – The Environment – Poverty – As Well As – Profit

~ SC ~ Shareholder Capitalism

~ SC-TOIAILM-WMAWTLDC-IAM-EBETUAAMMSINGOHW ~ Shareholder Capitalism – The Outcome Is An Insecure Labor Market – With Mean And Women Treated Like Disposable Commodities – It Also Means – Efforts By Employees To Upskill And Acquire More Marketable Skills Is No Guarantee Of Higher Wages

~ TSMIAO-AS-HIT-TBOCBEFATG-HGWTD-TBSPFCBBP ~ The Single Most Important Aspect Of – Adam Smith – He Intended That – The Beneficiaries Of Capitalism Be Every Family Across The Globe – His Goal Was To Divine – The Best Scheme Possible For Creating Broadly Based Prosperity

~ SC-TRGOMIMEC-BOMATCI-MC-W-E-NMPNMSR-M-NS-HBTBW-EALBTCARHAOEIHT ~ Shareholder Capitalism – The Real Goal Of Management Is Maximizing Executive Compensation – Because Of Management’s Ability To Control Information – Managerial Capitalism – Where – Enterprises – Neither Maximize Profits Nor Maximize Shareholder Returns – Management – Not Shareholders – Has Been The Big Winner – Executives Are Little Better Than Consumers At Resisting Herding And Other Economically Irrational Human Tendencies

~ MC ~ Managerial Capitalism

~ ‘TM’-B-‘NE’ ~ “Too Much” – Became – “Never Enough”

~ MFI-EP-SC-AVOC-EMTPECWDTPO-S-A-T-F-I ~ Market Failure In – Executive Pay – Shareholder Capitalism – A Version Of Capitalism – Enabling Management To Prioritize Executive Compensation While Deemphasizing The Prosperity Of – Shareholders – And – The – Firm – Itself

~ S-T ~ Short-Termism

~ S-THSTI ~ Short-Termism Has Spread To Investors

~ S-THHHCI ~ Short-Termism Has Hobbled Human Capital Investment

~ EFC-I-TAO-S ~ Evolved Family Capitalism – Is – The Antithesis Of – Socialism

~ C-IT-WOI-R-E-A-EG ~ Competition – Is The – Wellspring Of Invention – Rising – Efficiency – And – Economic Growth

~ ST-F-UI-O-W ~ Shifting Taxes – From – Unearned Income – Onto – Wages

~ DOC-A-E-F-AEB-I-J-WD ~ Deregulation Of Commerce – And – Especially – Finance – Always Ends Badly – Instability – Joblessness – Wealth Destruction

~ ‘STB’ ~ “Starve The Beast”

~ TM:TTAEG ~ The Myth: That Taxes Affect Economic Growth

~ TM:TPIEREE ~ The Myth: That Promoting Income Equality Reduces Economic Efficiency

~ TM:TEAUCSWS ~ The Myth: That Education And Upskilling Can Solve Wage Stagnation

~ FC:TDOTMAA-OGAYTTHPONSAF ~ Family Capitalism: The Dictates Of The Marketplace And Age-Old Greed Are Yoked To The Higher Priority Of Nurturing Society And Families

~ THAS-ST-S-DAAD-D-MN-AWYOWTD ~ Tax Havens Are State-Sponsored Thieves – Serving – Drugs And Arms Dealers – Despots – MultiNationals – Along With Your Ordinary Wealthy Tax Dodgers

~ GCBABOAB ~ Globalization Can Be A Boon Or A Bane

~ VHD-EAU-AW-I-U-A-R-SN-TAB-CDITCDP ~ Voters Have Demanded – Education And Upskilling – Along With – Income – Unemployment – And – Retirement – Safety Nets – To Avoid Becoming – Collateral Damage In The Creative Destruction Process

~ SAUFTJ ~ Support And Upskilling For The Jobless

~ HMWIPG ~ Higher Minimum Wages Incentivize Productivity Growth

~ MWAAEAM ~ Minimum Wages Are An Effective Antipoverty Mechanism

~ DMWCJ?-NEOAUEE-HARMWCWJCAFU ~ Do Minimum Wages Cost Jobs? – No Evidence Of An Unemployment Effect Exists – High And Rising Minimum Wages Coexist With Job Creation And Falling Unemployment

~ AEFSSG ~ An Enlarged Financial Sector Slows Growth

~ EPEPG ~ Employee Protections Enhance Productivity Growth

~ T-FCC-HDT-STRFES-ANO-TPTS ~ The – Family Capitalism Countries – Have Demonstrated That – Steps To Reassert Family Economic Sovereignty – Are Not On – The Path To Serfdom

~ CIG-CBR-B-BCOIIPO ~ Confidence In Government – Can Be Rebuilt – By – Banning Conflicts Of Interest Involving Public Officials

~ M/SC-EECATS-T-O-RTS-I-R&D-O-FPAS ~ Managerial / Shareholder Capitalism – Exalts Executive Compensation And The Short-Term – Over – Returns To Shareholders – Investment – R&D – Or – Firm Property And Survivability

~ RRW ~ Raise Real Wages

~ IEMWEAAP ~ Improve Economic Mobility With Education And Apprenticeship Programs

~ TR-I-CTH ~ Tax Reform – Including – Closing Tax Havens

~ TFPC-B-ATBB ~ Time For Political Courage – Bootstrap – At The Ballot Box

AMANDA LANG ~ THE BEAUTY OF DISCOMFORT ~ 2017

~ AOWESMW-TWCC-A-E-TWCI-HTBCOS ~ As Our World Evolves So Must We – Those Who Can Change – And – Especially – Those Who Can Innovate – Have The Best Chance Of Succeeding

~ FMOU-CINC-STDCF-UOA-SIRT-ASOL-CUDTYGSU ~ For Most Of Us – Change Is Not Comfortable – Sometimes The Discomfort Comes From – Uncertainty Or Ambiguity – Sometimes It’s Related To – A Sense Of Loss – Change Usually Demands That You Give Something Up

~ TSPDMTD-TEI-SIOAAA-A-TCWDIWMTSGAC ~ Truly Successful People Don’t Merely Tolerate Discomfort – They Embrace It – Seeking It Out Again And Again – And – Their Comfort With Discomfort Is What Makes Them So Good At Change

~ IYCTD-YCGBATTAD-YCG ~ If You Cannot Tolerate Discomfort – You Cannot Get Better At Things That Are Difficult – You Cannot Grow

~ LTCW-D-D/A/C-CBOOTGAOACESY ~ Learning To Cope With – Discomfort – Disagreement / Aggression / Criticism – Can Be One Of The Greatest Accomplishments Of A Child’s Early School Years

~ ATALTTDLIPAITLOPC ~ Attending To And Learning To Tolerate Discomfort Lessens Its Power And Increases The Likelihood Of Positive Change

~ M-LYED-WJI-DTAAYTLITM ~ Mindfulness – Letting Yourself Experience Discomfort – Without Judging It – Disperses Tension And Allows You To Live In The Moment

~ WCROE-STDDNDUOPUTS-DB-A-IBASTBS-ACTPUITDWNTO ~ We Can Reframe Our Experiences – So That Discomfort Does Not Derail Us Or Push Us Toward Self-Destructive Behavior – And – Instead Becomes A Sign To Be Studied – A Compass That Points Us In The Direction We Need To Go

~ RD ~ Reframing Discomfort

~ YEO-‘P’-IIBYCSOM-YPE-A-YFE ~ Your Experience Of – “Pain” – Is Influenced By Your Current State Of Mind – Your Prior Experiences – And – Your Future Expectations

~ BYCCYFODHYATC ~ Believing You Can Control Your Feelings Of Discomfort Heightens Your Ability To Cope

~ KHLYHTPUWPIABDOHWYBATTI ~ Knowing How Long You’ll Have To Put Up With Pain Is A Big Determinate Of How Well You’ll Be Able To Tolerate It

~ A-TMWATPM ~ And – The Meaning We Assign To Pain Matters

~ TOTPAAWIP-AMTAE-A-C-ASTWP-AMIMB ~ Thinking Of The Pain As A Work In Progress – A Means To An End – And – Crucially – As Something That Will Pass – Also Makes It More Bearable

~ TMF-OFOMDIHWRTOC ~ The Mindset Factor – Our Frame Of Mind Dramatically Influences How We Respond To Our Circumstances

~ G-ATSS-IFITASOW-BAAFDSL-IF-PG-FOWYHTBGF-A-MAPOEYT-WAWUASFOME-A-TFLS ~ Gratitude – According To Social Scientists – Is Fundamentally Important To A Sense Of Well-Being And A Fully Developed Social Life – In Fact – Practising Gratitude – Focusing On What You Have To Be Grateful For – And – Making A Point Of Expressing Your Thanks – We Also Wind Up Accepting Support From Others More Easily – And – Therefore Fell Less Stressed

~ SEOGCEMRTFG ~ Sincere Expressions Of Gratitude Create Even More Reasons To Feel Grateful

~ TAGHITP-YHTTCATPAOATF-TKTBEILTFGAF-GAF-A-IOW-TWPOH-TAAMO-TP ~ To Achieve Greater Happiness In The Present – You Have To Think Constructively About The Past And Optimistically About The Future – The Key To Both Exercises Is Learning To Feel Gratitude And Forgiveness – Gratitude And Forgiveness – Are – In Other Words – The Twin Pillars Of Happiness – They Are Also Misery’s One-Two Punch

~ TSE-OATFGMBGP-B-NDPTLR-YCLHTFMG ~ To Some Extent – Our Ability To Feel Grateful May Be Genetically Predetermined – But – Nurture Definitely Plays The Largest Role – You Can Learn How To Feel More Gratitude

~ RS-LLHTPTP-IYPFGIADW-ARH-TSIAALBEYA-YFHTGACD ~ Research Suggests – Like Learning How To Play The Piano – If You Practise Feeling Grateful In A Disciplined Way – A Regular Habit – Then Spreading It Around A Little By Expressing Your Appreciation – You’ll Feel Happier Than Grousers And Complainers Do

~ CT-FOTRYHTBG-IO-TRYD-NOIYHQ-B-ABOTBITAY ~ Choosing To – Focus On The Reasons You Have To Be Grateful – Instead Of – The Reasons You Don’t – Not Only Improves Your Happiness Quotient – But – Also Brings Out The Best In Those Around You

~ IIHTFUWYAOHMYHAYFGFI ~ It Is Harder To Feel Unhappy When You’re Aware Of How Much You Have And You Feel Grateful For It

~ DPWAGWUHBL-O-ATGBTLAASG? ~ Do People Who Are Grateful Wind Up Having Better Lives – Or – Are They Grateful Because Their Lives Are Already So Good?

~ CYB-A-RDW-EIYDHATMOT-YWFALHIYSAFMEDAFOWTA ~ Counting Your Blessings – Apparently – Really Does Work – Even If You Don’t Have All That Many Of Them – You Will Feel A Lot Happier If You Spend A Few Minutes Every Day Actively Figuring Out What They Are

~ WIK ~ Wording Is Key

~ DTCA-AEFEFOP-CBOOTMDTTDW ~ Discomfort That Comes As – An External Force Emanating From Other People – Can Be One Of The Most Difficult Types To Deal With

~ SHST-WDNTHA-AC-TFBAD-WJNT-BWHC-TRTB-WBO-FAMHP-BWCWDTWABWBCBI ~ Studies Have Shown That – We Don’t Need To Have Any – Actual Control – To Feel Better About Discomfort – We Just Need To – Believe We Have Control – To Reap The Benefits – We’re Better Off – From A Mental Health Perspective – Believing We Can Withstand Discomfort Than We Are Believing We’ll Be Crushed By It

~ S-SHIGYAFOC-B-HTMICBIWFH ~ Sometimes – Simply Having Information Gives You A Feeling Of Control – But – Having Too Much Information Can Backfire If We Feel Helpless

~ TDOR ~ The Discomfort Of Reinvention

~ MOFSTHWFYFALT-CB-OOTMC-A-U-FOC ~ Moving On From Something That Has Worked For You For A Long Time – Can Be – One Of The Most Challenging – And – Uncomfortable – Forms Of Change

~ WCO-ALOI-R-ITPTPTGSOC ~ When Change Occasions – A Loss Of Identity – Reinvention – Is The Path That Provides –The Greatest Sense Of Control

~ CWS-SYSCAG-IE-YNTBAT-FO-WRI-A-SO-TRT-F-TMD ~ Coping With Stress – So You Stay Calm And Grounded – Is Essential – You Need To Be Able To – Focus On – What’s Really Important – And – Sort Out – The Real Threats – From – The Mere Distractions

~ A-RITEOP-A-BSTGOL ~ Anxiety – Really Is The Enemy Of Progress – And – Basically Shuts The Gate On Learning

~ TCTTAIAEIFOC ~ The Capacity To Tolerate Ambiguity Is An Especially Important Feature Of Creativity

~ BIYO-C-WPC-S-E-IIBIRIM-CTHWYBATMTC ~ Belief In Your Own – Capability – Which Psychologists Call – Self-Efficacy – Is Important Because It Reinforces Internal Motivation – Central To How Well You’ll Be Able To Maintain The Change

~ HITSYTMS-TAPOTP-WINAAL ~ However Inconsequential The Steps You’re Taking May Seem – They’re All Part Of The Process – Which Is Not At All Linear

~ CINASCASOSBAIUASS-YMLYFASRBDTAPS ~ Change Is Not About Steadily Climbing A Set Of Stairs But About Inching Up A Slippery Spiral – You May Lose Your Footing And Slide Right Back Down To A Previous Stage

~ FTM ~ Finding The Meaning

~ C-IA-ATNC-O-AOTAOO ~ Change – Is About – Adapting To New Circumstances – Or – Adapting Our Thinking About Old Ones

~ IIEFUTACIWHANFWIH-IOW-IWITCWM ~ It Is Easier For Us To Accept Change If We Have A Narrative For Why It’s Happening – In Other Words – If We Invest The Change With Meaning

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~ FTM ~ Finding The Meaning ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ WWW ~ World Wide Web ~ Tim Berners-Lee ~ 1989

~ AOD ~ Acres Of Diamonds ~ Russell Conway ~ 1869

~ IO ~ InternetOlatry

~ IWOWABILSOT-WBC; IWOFFQTFQ-QBUSM ~ If We Operate With A Belief In Long Sweeps Of Time – We Build Cathedrals; If We Operate From Fiscal Quarter To Fiscal Quarter – We Build Ugly Shopping Malls ~ Stephen Nachmanovitch ~ Free Play ~ 1990

~ RN-ATIHI-ISH-O-IST-O-IDACOT ~ Right Now – All That Is Happening Is – I’m Sitting Here – Or – I’m Standing There – Or – I’m Drinking A Cup Of Tea ~ Andy Puddicombe ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ IHOBT-WWAMOOF-TWCMOLIAFWP-IHSWAOASIKLA-IFTIOMSTTAOMBAE-N-H-ILTTPTRITWINWTROE ~ I Had Once Believed That – We Were All Masters Of Our Fate – That We Could Mould Our Lives Into Any Form We Pleased – I Had Spoken With Assurance On A Subject I Knew Little About – I Forgot That I Owed My Success To The Advantages Of My Birth And Environment – Now – However – I Learned That The Power To Rise In The World Is Not Within The Reach Of Everyone ~ Helen Keller ~ Midstream ~ 1968

~ WOIGHTMP-ISIGPTBIRTPTWBSAAW ~ When One Interest Group Holds Too Much Power – It Succeeds In Getting Policies That Benefit Itself – Rather Than Policies That Would Benefit Society As A Whole ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ TMPSORIFTSTTP-I-FSTS-FOTI-A-FTIMCTTRUR ~ The Most Pernicious Sort Of Redistribution Isn’t From The Successful To The Poor – It’s – From Saver To Speculators – From Outsiders To Insiders – And – From The Industrious Middle Class To The Reckless Unproductive Rich ~ Ross Douthat ~ New York Times ~ 11-07-2010

~ MAMDAMEIGWWTABBSGI-MAS-A-C-N-S ~ Markets Are Most Developed And Most Effective In Generating Wealth When They Are Backed By Solid Governmental Institutions – Markets And States – Are – Complementary – Not – Substitutes ~ Dani Rodrik ~ The Globalization Paradox ~ 2011

~ NOESTYCWH-HETYETP-ASFYSEDIP ~ No One Ever Said That You Could Work Hard – Harder Even Than You Ever Thought Possible – And Still Find Yourself Sinking Ever Deeper Into Poverty ~ Barbara Ehrenreich ~ Nickel And Dimed ~ 2001

~ TN-MWTPWMTCP-NDTATTMATL ~ They Neither – Mingled With The People Who Made Their Company Products – Nor Did They Appear To Think Much About Their Lives ~ David Cay Johnston ~ Perfectly Legal ~ 2003

~ H-DIWP-CBU-A-IFWC-NNBLA ~ History – Despite Its Wrenching Pain – Cannot Be Unlived – And – If Faced With Courage – Need Not Be Lived Again ~ Maya Angelou ~ On The Pulse Of The Morning ~ 20-01-1993

~ W-IWPBTTP-I-SWBTIP-TP-SBIOTOA-DOTWMT-A-E-IODTOD ~ When – Information Which Properly Belongs To The Public – Is – Systematically Withheld By Those In Power – The People – Soon Become Ignorant Of Their Own Affairs – Distrustful Of Those Who Manage Them – And – Eventually – Incapable Of Determining Their Own Destinies ~ Richard Nixon ~ Freedom Of Information Act ~ 1972

~ ICCTWOTWFMAGTAIP ~ I Could Conquer The Whole Of Them With Fifty Men And Govern Them As I Pleased ~ Christopher Columbus ~ Logbook ~ [Copied By Bartolome De Las Casas] ~ 1492

~ I-MOTE-CTTT-TPWHJAE-IWBHTPTTYOTO-I-MODG-CTTT-TDITOF-T-TWBNN-TUFOV-TKTITP ~ If – Members Of The Elite – Come To Think That – Their Privilege Was Historically Justified And Earned – It Will Be Hard To Persuade Them To Yield Opportunity To Others – If – Members Of Deprived Groups – Come To Think That – Their Deprivation Is Their Own Fault – Then – There Will Be No Need – To Use Force Or Violence – To Keep Them In Their Places ~ James Lowen ~ Lies My Teacher Told Me ~ The New Press ~ 1995

~ I-KIP-ICBB ~ If – Knowledge Is Power – Ignorance Cannot Be Bliss ~ James Lowen ~ Lies My Teacher Told Me ~ The New Press ~ 1995

~ C-IA-ATNC-O-AOTAOO ~ Change – Is About – Adapting To New Circumstances – Or – Adapting Our Thinking About Old Ones ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ TS-S-MHULHT-AQAOSAIH-A-HTFOAFO ~ To Succeed – Schools – Must Help Us Learn How To – Ask Questions About Our Society And Its History – And – How To Figure Out Answers For Ourselves ~ James Lowen ~ Lies My Teacher Told Me ~ The New Press ~ 1995

~ EDCBAW-UC-WCA-BC-A-FWL-EWOLB ~ Even Death Can Be A Wake-Up Call – We Can Awaken – Be Conscious – And – Filled With Love – Even With Our Last Breath ~ M Laura Nasi ~ Cancer As A Wake-Up Call ~ 2018

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~ A-TMWATPM ~ And – The Meaning We Assign To Pain Matters ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ I-OI-O-OC-CCITAOATWOTEOC-IAP-A-ATCOTWC ~ If – One Individual – Or – One Class – Can Call In The Aid Of Authority To Ward Off The Effects Of Competition – It Acquires A Privilege – And – At The Cost Of The Whole Community ~ Jean-Baptiste Say ~ A Treatise On Political Economy ~ 1803

~ IIHTFUWYAOHMYHAYFGFI ~ It Is Harder To Feel Unhappy When You’re Aware Of How Much You Have And You Feel Grateful For It ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ OWHANFTF-TWHAAFTP ~ Once We Had A Nostalgia For The Future – Today We Have An Amnesia For The Present ~ Mark Lilla ~ New Republic ~ 17-06-2014

~ TP ~ The Precariat ~ Guy Standing ~ The Precariat ~ 2001

~ DD ~ Digital Detox ~ Alexis Madrigal ~ Atlantic ~ 2013

~ SC ~ Silicon Chasm ~ Charlotte Allen ~ Weekly Standard ~ 02-12-2013

~ W2.0 ~ Web 2.0 ~ Dale Dougherty ~

~ TIIVC ~ The Internet Is Very Cynical ~ Dave Eggers ~ The Circle

~ CD-GW ~ Creepy Data-Grabbing Ways ~ Natasha Lomas ~ 24-06-2013

~ TADFDP ~ Trading Analog Dollars For Digital Pennies ~ Jeff Zucker ~ 12-03-2008

~ TSG ~ The Self(ie) Generation ~ Charles Blow ~ 07-03-2014

~ A-L-CTHATWWTTIPOIS ~ A – Lie – Can Travel Halfway Around The World – While The – Truth – Is Putting On Its Shoes ~ Mark Twain

~ HPBALG? ~ Has Privacy Become A Luxury Good? – Julia Angwin ~ New York Times ~ 03-03-2014

~ VVC-WVFE ~ Very Valuable Companies – With Very Few Employees ~ David Brooks ~ New York Times ~ 20-02-2014

~ WIK ~ Wording Is Key ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ OTB ~ On The Brink ~ Henry Paulson ~ On The Brink ~ 2010

~ IU-T-IA ~ I Update – Therefore – I Am ~ Andrew Keen ~ Digital Vertigo ~ 2012

~ WBWWB ~ We Become What We Behold ~ Marshall McLuhan ~ Understanding Media ~ 1964

~ BAB ~ Billionaires And Beggars ~ Tyler Cowen

~ TOTA-C ~ Tragedy Of The Anti-Commons ~ Michael Heller ~ Tragedy Of The Anti-Commons ~ 1998

~ SEM ~ Second Enclosure Movement ~ James Boyle ~ Duke Law Review ~ 05-11-2016

~ TLLUTMOW-W-STGFOTC-B-LTGVL-W-STCFOTG ~ The Law Locks Up The Man Or Woman – Who – Steals The Goose From Off The Common – But – Leaves The Greater Villain Loose – Who – Steals The Common From Off The Goose ~ England ~ 16??