~ PTAWTHTSWTWT ~ People Take Action When They Hear Themselves Say Why They Want To

~ PCTYADLTTWTCDS-BWTTYWTWTDI-TWTSTH ~ People Can Tell You All Day Long That They Wish They Could Do Something – But When They Tell You Why They Want To Do It – That’s When Things Start To Happen

~ GSTTYW-AAIASTF ~ Get Someone To Tell You Why – And Action Is Almost Sure To Follow

~ FOATBOMWMBTAAR-ETSHOMWMB ~ Focusing On Any Tiny Bit Of Motivation Works Much Better That Asking About Resistance – Even The Slightest Hint Of Motivation Works Much Better

~ WTTIOBTTATTTTWHITDDWWWTTO-OTOMWB ~ We Try To Influence Others By Telling Them All The Terrible Things That Will Happen If They Don’t Do What We Want Them To Do – Other Types Of Motivation Work Better

~ GF-SITFOROMPMR-WRAAFOMALTHPR-TBOD-RTTDOND ~ Gain Framing – Studies Indicate That Focusing On Resistance Only Makes People More Resistant – Whereas Reinforcing Autonomy And Focusing On Motivation Are Likely To Have Positive Results – The Benefits Of Doing – Rather Than The Downside Of Not Doing

~ WTTGHUOTH ~ We Tend To Get Hung Up On The How


~ TWAETAGE(ASUWTB) ~ The Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves At Government Expense (And Stick You With The Bill)

~ IAUTTIIETMGFTGTTTSOAM ~ It Is A Universal Truth That It Is Easier To Mine Gold From The Government Treasury Than The Side Of A Mountain

~ EWSM-GOCBOTF ~ Even Without Spending Money – Government Often Confers Benefits On The Few

STEGAG-WDATMG? ~ Since The Economy Grew And Grew – Where Did All The Money Go?

~ OTPTDTRAWWAWLEHBQASR ~ Over The Past Three Decades The Rules Affecting Who Wins And Who Loses Economically Have Been Quietly And Subtly Rewritten

~ FMTAQCNOGHBARTTTPFIFO-TR-TP-A-TPC ~ For More Than A Quarter Century Now Our Government Has Been Adopting Rules That Tilt The Playing Field In Favor Of – The Rich – The Powerful – And – The Politically Connected

~ TNRHTSAATSEC-TR ~ The New Rules Have Taken Special Aim At Those Supposed Economic Criminals – The Regulators

~ OWCWFIOS-WRTWIWOBMHOC-OIUFPNOF ~ Often We Celebrate Wealth For Its Own Sake – Without Regard To Whether It Was Obtained By Means Honest Or Corrupt – Or Is Used For Purposes Noble Or Foul

~ MWRAG-BSAMVR-RBOTEAERM ~ Many Wasteful Rules Are Gone – But So Are Many Virtuous Rules – Replaced By Ones That Encourage And Even Reward Misconduct

~ UWTOMDWGTAIASEOLPEMP-EWTPDFRIFPTDNHU? ~ Under What Theory Of Morality Do We Grant Those Already In A Superior Economic Or Legal Position Ever More Power – Especially When That Power Derives From Rules In Fine Print That Defy Normal Human Understanding?

~ TCABPB-O-I-I-A-IEC-P-HABGIPODASSG ~ The Checks And Balances Provided By – Oversight – Inspection – Investigation – And – In Extreme Cases – Prosecution – Have All Been Gutted In Pursuit Of Deregulation And Supposedly Smaller Government

~ STBODCMPRATCOOL ~ Sometimes The Banner Of Deregulation Can Make People Rich At The Cost Of Other’s Lives

~ WWTCWTGWFTMFY? ~ Who Wants To Compete When The Government Will Fix The Market For You?

~ CSS ~ MPHBTBTFOSRTTR ~ Commercial Sports Subsidies – Market Principles Have Been Trounced By This Form Of Socialist Redistribution To The Richest

~ SFCSTNPANGFS-TAJAGSTOWFTMTTF ~ Subsidies For Commercial Sports Teams Never Produce A Net Gain For Society – They Are Just A Government-Sponsored Transfer Of Wealth From The Many To The Few

~ OOTMSFOTNEOIELOD ~ One Of The Most Salient Features Of The New Economic Order Is Exploding Levels Of Debt

~ TCGTLAVNTBICTTCOGAASOGWFTARETHMTL ~ That Consideration Goes To Lenders And Virtually None To Borrowers Is Central To The Creed Of Government As A Source Of Greater Wealth For Those Already Rich Enough To Have Money To Lend

~ TMTASWAWSAS-FKBBBASANCTBOS ~ The Markets That Adam Smith Wrote About Were Simple And Straightforward – Full Knowledge By Both Buyer And Seller And No Coercion To Buy Or Sell

~ HFTTHTAMPWFHTMMGILV ~ Hedge Funds Trace Their History To A Math Professor Who Figured How To Make Money Gambling In Las Vegas

~ WFHFID-LALALOD ~ What Fuels Hedge Funds Is Debt – Lots And Lots And Lots Of Debt

~ BHFANR-AMFABA-MOWTDIS ~ Because Hedge Funds Are Not Regulated – As Mutual Funds And Banks Are – Much Of What They Do Is Secret

~ HFAMAFPSR-BTANOV ~ Hedge Funds Are Making A Few People Spectacularly Rich – But They Add Nothing Of Value

~ RDNDTSOMTWS-BSIUITSDTFSFEE-AISUGWICBRTTM ~ Risk Does Not Darken The Sky Or Make The Water Smell – But Spewing It Unnecessarily Into The System Degrades The Financial System For Everyone Else – And If Something Unexpected Goes Wrong It Can Bring Ruin To The Many

~ WWFC-TITRWARUCGPTFTWF-WTHRWTBDOTM ~ World-Wide Financial Collapse – That Is The Risk We Are Running Under Current Government Policies That Favor The Wealthy Few – Who Take Huge Risks With The Bank Deposits Of The Many

~ WNHATDOEWTITMWSOP-TPRANT-ATINRTBTTAOTNH-JAFMSA ~ We Now Have Almost Three Decades Of Experience With The Idea That Markets Will Solve Our Problems – The Promised Results Are Not There – And There Is No Reason To Believe That They Are Over The Next Horizon – Just A Few More Subsidies Away

~ MHOBOTDHBDTTR-LO-S-P-A-LGS-SFF ~ Many Hundreds Of Billions Of Tax Dollars Have Been Diverted To The Rich – Leaving Our – Schools – Parks – And – Local Government Services – Starved For Funds

~ LSUGULAFRC ~ Layered Subsidy Upon Giveaway Upon Legal Absolution For Reckless Conduct

~ YAYWATTTILMFTBTSS ~ Year After Year We Are Told That There Is Less Money For The Basics That Sustain Society

~ ASTDNEACPFIEHNSAWTJI-MIVTTCOTWCATLOL ~ A Society That Does Not Embrace A Common Purpose For Its Existence Has No Standard Against Which To Judge Itself – Making It Vulnerable To The Corruptions Of Those Who Chafe At The Limits Of Law

~ ASTTFTMTGTTFUIMBAMITEC ~ A Society That Takes From The Many To Give To The Few Undermines Its Moral Basis And Must In The End Collapse

~ HMMAYWTPEMFEOTTTCMASTR-WTESTRUAMOSPRPALC? ~ How Much More Are You Willing To Pay Each Month For Electricity On The Theory That Competitive Markets Are Superior To Regulation – When The Evidence Shows That Regulated Utilities And Municipality Owned Systems Provide Reliable Power At Lower Cost?

~ DYWAGT-ATODOBM-WIVOSBUHF-TITM-IWTGSYMKYNE? ~ Do You Want A Government That – Allows Trillions Of Dollars Of Borrowed Money – Wrapped In Veils Of Secrecy By Unregulated Hedge Funds – To Influence The Markets – In Which The Government Says You Must Keep Your Nest Egg?

~ F-AMUTASLTTTBAOTIGGATTEMTMTPOMTDTR ~ Fines – Are Meaningless Unless They Are So Large That They Take Back All Of The Ill-Gotten Gains And Then Take Even More To Make The Price Of Misconduct Too Dear To Risk

~ WNTSLETTTBCOCC ~ We Need To Strengthen Law Enforcement To Thwart Thievery By Contract Or Computerized Calculation

~ RBWY ~ Reform Begins With You


~ LFTP ~ Learn From The Past

~ DDSC-EARSCCLTBABT-ASHC-CCROPC ~ Don’t Despise Small Changes – Even A Really Small Change Can Lead To Bigger And Better Things – A Single Healthy Change – Can Create Ripples Of Positive Change

~ TBNITYD-TGNITYD ~ The Bad News Is That You’re Dissatisfied – The Good News Is That You’re Dissatisfied

~ WYD-DLY ~ When You’re Dreaming – Don’t Limit Yourself

~ EYRTNTAI ~ Expose Yourself Regularly To New Thoughts And Ideas

~ IY ~ Inspire Yourself

~ TCFTCR-MADAFIT ~ The Cure For The Common Rut – Make A Decision And Follow It Through

~ EYTBI ~ Expose Yourself To Bigger Ideas

~ LYWAVSEFAW ~ Leave Your World And Visit Someone Else’s For A While

~ VYSIADS ~ Volunteer Your Services In A Different Setting

~ YWC?-FYLWETMY-A-T-O-F-IWTDFYRCZ ~ You Want Change? – Fill Your Life With Experiences That Make You – Act – Think – Or – Feel – In Ways That Differ From Your Regular Comfort Zone

~ FYTWTKOEAMTTHTPTRYW ~ Fill Your Time With The Kind Of Encouraging And Motivating Things That Have The Potential To Rock Your World

~ TOSPYKWAADI-ATTSWYTTFHTPTHETTBSS-WATDTICIIML? ~ Think Of Six People You Know Who Are Already Doing It – Ask Them To Share With You Three To Five Habits They Practice That Have Enabled Them To Be So Successful – What Are They Doing That I Can Incorporate Into My Life?

~ YWTEATH?-SAIWSG ~ You Want To End A Troublesome Habit? – Start Associating It With Something Gross

~ TSS-DHAHEDTCAPOMADCT-YWBSAWYCABAAFMADOAEPOT ~ The Sitcom Solution – Devote Half An Hour Every Day To Completing A Project Or Making A Dream Come True – You Will Be Surprised At What You Can Accomplish By Applying A Few Minutes A Day Over An Extended Period Of Time

~ EAPDHUSAMATPWGTTEAP ~ Events And People Don’t Hold Us Back As Much As The Power We Give To Those Events And People