MATTHEW CRAWFORD ~ SHOP CLASS AS SOULCRAFT

~ AIITVOW ~ An Inquiry Into The Value Of Work

~ TPSOMW ~ The Psychic Satisfactions Of Manual Work

~ EROCV-ANTMIOAT ~ Economics Recognizes Only Certain Virtues – And Not The Most Impressive Ones At That

~ S-SRAFAEBSN-NCSO ~ Somehow – Self-Realization And Freedom Always Entail Buying Something New – Never Conserving Something Old

~ TEOF ~ The Errors Of Freedomism

~ ITRW-PDNPTU ~ In The Real World – Problems Do Not Present Themselves Unambiguously

~ IAAI ~ Idiocy As An Ideal

~ ASRA ~ A Script-Reading Automaton

~ TTOSWUTPASCOPAAO ~ The Trappings Of Scholarship Were Used To Put A Scientific Cover On Positions Arrived At Otherwise

~ CUWTBAMCB ~ Coming Up With The Best Arguments Money Could Buy

~ TWWBAFM-ATTIWSTFLTMOTS ~ This Wasn’t Work Befitting A Free Man – And The Tie I Wore Started To Feel Like The Mark Of The Slave

~ LR ~ Learned Irresponsibility

~ OOTFCOIANECWTEWMCTOE-TFFTCOP ~ One Of The Features Commonly Observed In Ancient Near Eastern Courts Was That Eunuchs Were Most Capricious Toward Other Eunuchs – Those Further From The Center Of Power

~ TWBTACOOS-PWMBDTAAOU-DSTHMSOTOF-BUWF-TKTCBIA-MYSTWTTLOCTBAPLODITATUOBOOP ~ Those Who Belong To A Certain Order Of Society – People Who Make Big Decisions That Affect All Of Us – Don’t Seem To Have Much Sense Of Their Own Fallibility – Being Unacquainted With Failure – The Kind That Can’t Be Interpreted Away – May Have Something To Do With The Lack Of Caution That Business And Political Leaders Often Display In The Actions They Undertake On Behalf Of Other People

DAN GARDNER ~ EXPERT CHECKLIST ~ FUTURE BABBLE ~ 2010

~ BL ~ Be Likeable

~ STTASAL ~ See Things Through A Single Analytical Lens

~ CAESTI-S/C/C/C ~ Craft An Explanatory Story That Is – Simple / Clear / Conclusive / Compelling

~ DNDY ~ Do Not Doubt Yourself

~ DNAM ~ Do Not Acknowledge Mistakes

~ A-N-E-S-‘IDK’ ~ And – Never – Ever – Say – “I Don’t Know”

DAN GARDNER ~ FUTURE BABBLE ~ 2010

~ WAAIP ~ We Are Awash In Predictions

~ TEWWMATOTTBMLCTTWR ~ The Experts Who Were More Accurate Than Others Tended To Be Much Less Confident That They Were Right

~ B-EWATTPFAR ~ But – Experts Who Agree That Their Predictions Failed Are Rare

~ ‘IWAR’ ~ “I Was Almost Right”

~ NMHCWA-NMHSOT-TBWUTMPIFATWIFU ~ No Matter How Clever We Are – No Matter How Sophisticated Our Thinking – The Brain We Use To Make Predictions Is Flawed And The World Is Fundamentally Unpredictable

~ MOWWWLTPWFBU ~ Much Of What We Would Like To Predict Will Forever Be Unpredictable

~ MBF ~ Monkey Bite Factor

~ WLITIA-BOBASA ~ We Live In The Information Age – But Our Brains Are Stone Age

~ WRLB ~ We Really Like Babies

~ WHAHTWR ~ We Have A Hard Time With Randomness

~ GF ~ Gambler’s Fallacy

~ PAPDTSRATEFAOWTOAAI ~ People Are Particularly Disinclined To See Randomness As The Explanation For An Outcome When Their Own Actions Are Involved

~ IOC ~ Illusion Of Control

~ CB ~ Confirmation Bias

~ AC-AR ~ Always Confident – Always Right

~ GT-IVMADTCSE ~ Group Think – Is Very Much A Disease That Can Strike Experts

~ CC ~ Confidence Convinces

~ GT ~ Group Think

~ IIA&I ~ It Is Automatic And Instantaneous

~ AIIIP-CI ~ Accuracy Isn’t Imperative In Politics – Certainty Is

~ Big Calls That Go Bad Should Damage The Reputations Of Those Who Make Them – They Seldom Do

~ BS ~ Breezy Speculation

~ U-U-A-U ~ Unpredictable – Unknowable – And – Uncontrollable

~ ALHIIO ~ A Little Humility Is In Order

SAMANTHA KING ~ PINK RIBBONS INC ~ 2006

~ SP ~ Strategic Philanthropy

~ TBYP ~ Think Before You Pink

~ ‘PW’-‘EBCTSP’ ~ “PinkWashers” – “Exploit Breast Cancer To Sell Products”

~ TFO-FAC-F-BC-RTO-POTD-HBSTC-F-SPSABCA ~ The Focus On – Finding A Cure – For – Breast Cancer – Rather Than On – Prevention Of The Disease – Has Been Subject To Critique – From – Some Prominent Scientists And Breast Cancer Activists

~ QT-O-NG ~ Quintessential Tools – Of – Neoliberal Governmentality

~ FTM ~ Follow The Money

~ ‘WIMFMSTGYDDTTBCOYWTS?’ ~ “Wouldn’t It Make Far More Sense To Give Your Dollars Directly To The Breast Cancer Organizations You Want To Support?”

~ ‘GP’-ATIUTD-IC-B-AOP ~ “Grassroots Participation” – A Term Increasingly Used To Describe – Individual Consumption-Based – Acts Of Philanthropy

~ TI-CETST-‘DASIPAMPTSTD-CI’ ~ There is – Considerable Evidence To Suggest That – “Depressed And Socially Isolated People Are More Prone To Succumb To Diseases – Cancer Included”

~ WDWBCT-FETSTO-S-R-A-C-TWO-W-TWOC-WFD-NTYA ~ Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Today – Face Essentially The Same Treatment Options – Surgery – Radiation – And – Chemotherapy – That Were Offered – When – The War On Cancer – Was First Declared – Nearly Thirty Years Ago

~ ISUTTBATDWBWSLAIIAA-AS-IP-O-MSA-ASIP-TIUTB-C-S-E-A-P-F ~ It Seems Unlikely That The Battle Against The Disease Will Be Won So Long As It Is Approached As – A Single-Issue Problem – Or – More Specifically As – A Single Issue Problem – That Is Unrelated To Broader – Cultural – Social – Economic – And – Political – Forces