PETER HUBER ~ HARD GREEN ~ 1999

~ WIPCDTTCOPOTE-TMCTIOP-ATISAAW ~ When Individual Producers Can Dump The True Costs Of Production Onto The Environment – They May Create The Illusion Of Prosperity – As They Impoverish Society As A Whole

~ WRCDTTCOGOTPS-TMCTIOGG-EATISAAW ~ When Regulators Can Dump The True Costs Of Government On The Private Sector – They May Create The Illusion Of Good Government – Even As They Impoverish Society As A Whole

~ TOTTBGICODWI-DN-WHTBTPOOC ~ The One Thing That Big Government Is Capable Of Doing Well Is – Doing Nothing – Which Happens To Be The Paramount Objective Of Conservation

~ SVDODTOASASTIIP ~ Some Values Depend On Doing Things On A Scope And Scale That Is Inescapably Public

~ WSNBATC-NP-A-NP-E ~ We Should Not Be Ashamed To Conserve – Not Privately – And – Not Publicly – Either

~ TWPOCITB-AE-TWI-BD-TWHNB-S/T/G/P/P ~ The Whole Point Of Conservation Is To Be Anti-Economic The Wilderness Is By Definition That Which Has Not Been Subdued / Tamed / Graded / Plowed / Paved

~ NTAWTCITCB-NTATFPTWALOICR ~ New Trees Are Where The Carbon In The Coal Began – New Trees Are The First Place To Which A Lot Of It Can Return

~ EIG-O-WIDADLOTOTLAIE-IRD ~ Efficiency Is Green – Only – When It Definitely And Directly Lightens Our Tread On The Land And Its Environs – It Rarely Does

~ WSSOCWONBSIJ ~ We Should Save Our Cougars Whether Or Not Brazil Saves It Jaguars

~ STEAAWEU-TIMPSTATATS-WEO-ILQAAHC ~ Some Toxic Effects Are Already Well Enough Understood – That It Makes Perfect Sense To Address Them At Their Sources – Where Emissions Occur – In Large Quantities And At High Concentrations

~ WK-P-F-AAMOOB-C-ATE-B-WHDTFTP ~ We Know – Pesticides – Fungicides – And All Manner Of Other Bio-Cides – Affect The Environment – Because – We Have Designed Them For That Purpose

~ NIIMB-AOTTWOHATTWOOT ~ Nature Itself Is Morally Blind – As Oblivious To The Welfare Of Humans As To The Welfare Of Our Tapeworms

~ WCTWBIIB ~ We Conserve The Wilderness Because It Is Beautiful

~ WSRLOENBWFCFBBLIAGTRNFJ ~ We Should Revere Life On Earth Not Because We Fear Catastrophic Failure But Because Life Is A Good That Requires No Further Justification

~ BFTANS ~ Big Future Theories Are Never Scientific

~ TORAGSISO-WATWTDT-SOPUBM ~ The One Real And Growing Scarcity Is Scarcity Of – Wilderness And The Wildlife That Dwells There – Scarcity Of Places Undeveloped By Markets

~ ETEBDNPTE ~ Expanding The Environmental Bureaucracy Does Not Protect The Environment

~ IINUFIJTNSOAC-IIIJASWRTTUS ~ It Is No Use Fencing In Just The North Side Of A Commons – If It Is Just A Short Walk Round To The Unfenced South

DAN ARIELY + JEFF KREISLER ~ DOLLAR AND SENSE ~ 2017

~ BWANR-R-WUAKOQMTTFOHMWVT-‘VC’-S-AFA-B-MAIAM-OAIM-AY-WATCTCOPOV ~ But We Are Not Rational – Rather – We Use All Kinds Of Quirky Mental Tricks To Figure Out How Much We Value Things – “Value Clues” – Some Are Fairly Accurate But – Many Are Irrelevant And Misleading – Others Are Intentionally Manipulative And Yet We Allow These Cues To Change Our Perception Of Value

~ WFTEIR ~ We Forget That Everything Is Relative

~ WAII-‘OS’-WAMQAWELT-TITPCTSBIMAARP ~ When An Item Is – “On Sale” We Act More Quickly And With Even Less Thought Then If The Product Costs The Same But Is Marked At A Regular Price

~ WWHNIWSSC-WBWMTBD-IWNOOTDM-NGTCOTBO ~ When We Have No Idea What Something Should Cost We Believe We’re Making The Best Decision If We Neither Overspend On The Deluxe Model Nor Go Too Cheap On The Basic One

~ RAAOVAWPA-B-WPOMFAO ~ Relativity Also Affects Our Value Assessment When Products Are Bundled When Products Offer Multiple Features And Options

~ RLIEAOOL-APS ~ Relativity Leaks Into Every Aspect Of Our Lives And Powerful So

~ HTOSTBLAROOAH-AMAROTWIWWCOTO-IMC-TCINHNG ~ Happiness Too Often Seems To Be Less A Reflection Of Our Actual Happiness And More A Reflection Of The Ways In Which We Compare Ourselves To Others – In Most Cases – That Comparison Is Neither Healthy Nor Good

~ TEOAE-IVI-EOAHNII-B-TE-IASH-WRBO-R-A-V-TEE ~ The End Of An Experience Is Very Important – Ending On A High Note Is Important Because The End Informs And Shapes How We Reflect Back On Remember And Value The Entire Experience

~ WC-E&P-O-W&T-ET ~ We’ll Choose Easy And Painless Over Wise And Thoughtful Every Time

~ F-IASP-AY-IIAP ~ Free Is A Strange Price – And Yes – It Is A Price

~ WSIF-WTNTAAC-BATI-TI-WCSFOSTN-ATMNABTBC ~ When Something Is Free – We Tend Not To Apply A Cost-Benefit Analysis To It – That Is – We Choose Something Free Over Something That’s Not – And That May Not Always Be The Best Choice

~ SLAWAOTPECWM-WCHKTIP-ALTIOOL ~ So Long As We’re Aware Of The Pain-Evading Choices We’re Making – We Can Help Keep Them In Perspective – And Limit Their Impact On Our Lives

~ ITOTPWTTM-I-O-TMNBSAGT-CON-WRUOOBWMVJ-ETWNAEOASAOP-AETWNAEOASAWTWA ~ It Turn’s Out The Person We Trust The Most – Is – Ourselves – That Might Not Be Such A Good Thing – Consciously Or Not – We Rely Upon Our Own Brilliance When Making Value Judgments – Even Though We’re Not As Experienced Or As Smart As Other People – And Even Though We’re Not As Experienced Or As Smart As We Think We Are

~ OOIOIMP-AMD-WICTOFI-WIWWALTFPT-A-WWADTAC-BS-TSNHARTOD-WLIIPTDMP-T-I/I-SP-CBTBFFDFTPF ~ Our Overtrust In Ourselves Is Most Pronounced – And Most Dangerous – When It Comes To Our First Impressions – Which Is When We Are Likely To Fall Prey To – Anchoring – When We Are Drawn To A Conclusion – By Something – That Should Not Have An Relevance To Our Decision – We Let Irrelevant Information Pollute The Decision-Making Process – This – Initial / Irrelevant – Starting Point – Can Become The Basis For Future Decisions From That Point Forward

~ CB-WEINIIAWTCOOPAE-A-WWMNDIWTCOPD ~ Confirmation Bias – When We Interpret New Information In A Way That Confirms Our Own Preconceptions And Expectations – Also – When We Make New Decisions In Ways That Confirm Our Previous Decisions

~ WFONTRAAWOPN-TINGFUACOAAN-EIIIAMPEFUAI ~ We Focus On News That Reinforce And Agrees With Our Preconceived Notions – This Is Not Good For Us As Citizens Or As A Nation – Even If It Is A More Pleasant Experience For Us As Individuals

~ THPIAGR-BGPTBTS-HPI-DP-UAAR-‘B’~ The Highest-Priced Items Actually Generate Revenue – By Getting People To Buy The Second-Highest Priced Items – Decoy Pricing – Using Anchoring And Relativity – “Benchmarking”

~ A-HAWE-W-WHSRIOVVWWHNI ~ Anchoring – Has A Weaker Effect – When – We Have Some Rough Idea Of Value Versus When We Have No Idea

~ PPINGOFR-DBEYT ~ Past Performance Is No Guarantee Of Future Results – Don’t Believe Everything You Think

~ EGUTFOO-TFTWCS-AWIEIAA-WFELTTT ~ Effort Gives Us The Feeling Of Ownership – The Feeling That We’ve Created Something – After We Invest Effort In Almost Anything – We Feel Extra Love Toward That Thing

~ IDHTBALP-AIDEHTBARP-B-IWBWHSTDWTC-WIOL-A-WT-OWTP ~ It Doesn’t Have To Be A Large Part – And It Doesn’t Even Have To Be A Real Part – But – If We Believe We Had Something To Do With The Creation – We Increase Our Love – And – With That – Our Willingness To Pay

~ TMWWPIS-TMATIWB-TMWFWOI ~ The More Work We Put Into Something – The More Attached To It We Become – The More We Feel We Own It

~ PVIMBTHTITH ~ People Value Items More Because They Have Them In Their Hands

~ VO-TOF-ETOTOSOAP-WBIC ~ Virtual Ownership – That Ownership Feeling – Enough Taste Or Touch Or Sense Of A Product – Without Buying It Completely

~ LA-WFTPOLMSTWDTSMOP-IATAM ~ Loss Aversion – We Feel The Pain Of Losses More Strongly Than We Do The Same Magnitude Of Pleasure – It’s About Twice As Much

~ SC-OWIIS-WHAHTGUOTI-WSFOHLIITBVITF-BWNR-AINE ~ Sunk Cost – Once We’ve Invested In Something – We Have A Hard Time Giving Up On That Investment – We Should Focus On How Likely It Its To Be Valuable In The Future – But We’re Not Rational – And It’s Not Easy

~ OBDLUATDMUTATEOD-A-WMUSTAFAU?-IILA-E-WTAGDOE-WFMBAPM ~ Our Brains Don’t Like Unfairness And This Dislike Makes Us Take Action To Express Our Displeasure – And – What Makes Us See Things As Fair And Unfair? – It Is Largely About – Effort – When There’s A Great Deal Of Effort – We Feel Much Better About Paying More

~ F-WWVEOO-WPFI-AIIAI-WFMR-AMC-PFI ~ Fundamentally – When We Value Effort Over Outcome – We’re Paying For Incompetence – Although It Is Actually Irrational – We Feel More Rational – And More Comfortable – Paying For Incompetence

~ TE-BIREATTAPF-CAOPOVIWTHLTDWAV ~ Transparent Effort – Because It Reveals Effort And Thus The Appearance Of Fairness – Can Alter Our Perception Of Value In Ways That Have Little To Do With Actual Value

~ WCFADOVT-NFATTT-HLTV-SMOL-WLDCTP-IDCTWWIWIATWWEI ~ We Choose From Among Descriptions Of Various Things – Not From Among The Things Themselves – Herein Lies The Value-Shifting Magic Of Language – While Language Doesn’t Change The Product – It Does Change The Way We Interact With It And The Way We Experience It

~ OAILCASOE ~ Obscure And Impenetrable Language Conveys A Sense Of Expertise

~ R-IOVOTTUITR-RCI-E/P/V-A-OC-WTP ~ Rituals – Increase Our Valuation Of The Thing Used In That Ritual – Rituals Can Increase – Enjoyment / Pleasure / Value – And – Of Course – Willingness To Pay

~ WOE-E-AVTOSVF-EPWM ~ We Overvalue Expectations – Expectations – Add Value To Or Subtract Value From – Every Purchase We Make

~ PPISNGOFS-BGTTTOE ~ Past Performance Is Simply No Guarantee Of Future Success – But Go Tell This To Our Expectations

~ WTA-E-WEMFT-A-WTAC-WEL ~ When Things Are – Expensive – We Expect More From Them – And – When They Are Cheap – We Expect Less

~ WDWHSAHTWS-C?-IB-WTTVCTRN-ITP-MMHTWVTITF ~ Why Do We Have Such A Hard Time With Self-Control? It’s Because We Tend To Value Certain Things Right Now In The Present Much More Highly Than We Value Them In The Future

~ TOIAEAUS ~ Tricking Ourselves Is An Easy And Useful Strategy

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~ IYIAGI? ~ Is Your Idea A Good Idea? ~ Dan Norris ~ The 7 Day Startup ~ 2014

~ TLAOITTATCOL ~ To Learn About Oneself Is The Toughest Among The Challenges Of Learning ~ Alexander Etkind ~ Warped Mourning ~ 2013

~ IIRHDAPAAATRONAMCCAD ~ It Is Remarkable How Diet And Physical Activity Are At The Root Of Nearly All Major Chronic Conditions And Diseases ~ Martha Clare Morris ~ Diet For The Mind ~ 2017

~ EF#1:LGV ~ Everyday Food #1: Leafy Green Vegetables ~ Martha Clare Morris ~ Diet For The Mind ~ 2017

~ EF#2:OV ~ Everyday Food #2: Other Vegetables ~ Martha Clare Morris ~ Diet For The Mind ~ 2017

~ BSWC ~ Become Someone Who Cooks ~ Martha Clare Morris ~ Diet For The Mind ~ 2017

~ TDC ~ Temporary Detention Center

~ TMBTWWAPTPI-BTMNBATWWFTP ~ There May Be Times When We Are Powerless To Prevent Injustice – But There Must Never Be A Time When We Fail To Protest ~ Elie Wiesel ~ 11-12-1986

~ H-ASOC-P/M/S-W-B-A-NM-TAODOI ~ Health – A State Of Complete – Physical / Mental / Social – Well-Being – And – Not Merely – The Absence Of Disease Or Infirmity ~ World Health Organization ~ 22-07-1946

~ MBBAWBCAPWHSPTIAC ~ Most Business Books Are Written By Consultants And Professors Who Haven’t Spent Much Time In A Cubicle ~ Scott Adams ~ The Dilbert Principle ~ 1996

~ PHGTK-WONTP-IAC ~ People Have Got To Know Whether Or Not Their President Is A Crook ~ Richard Nixon ~ 17-11-1973

~ BTT-TTR ~ Buy The Ticket – Take The Ride ~ Hunter Thompson

~ FOSPWWOSAUC-ATOSALWTBUH ~ From Our Safe Place We Watch Others Struggling Amid Uncertain Currents And Thank Our Stars And The Lucky Winds That Brought Us Here ~ Alan Harrington ~ Life In The Crystal Palace ~ 1958

~ IIR-TPOTP ~ Irresponsible Ignorance Remains – The Privilege Of The Powerful

~ BWTIB-NIW-AVW ~ But When Television Is Bad – Nothing Is Worse – A Vast Wasteland ~ Newton Minow ~ 09-05-1961

~ ER ~ Environmental Racism

~ CIAM ~ Cogs In A Machine

~ TCC ~ The Clerking Class ~ Nikil Saval ~ Cubed ~ 2014

~ TLIPHAHDATTLIS ~ Those Living In Palaces Have Always Had Different Agendas To Those Living In Shacks – And That Is Unlikely To Change ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ OPCW ~ Organization For The Prohibition Of Chemical Weapons ~ 29-04-1997

~ NBO ~ Next Big One

~ TGSD-W-TDOI ~ The Greatest Scientific Discovery – Was – The Discovery Of Ignorance ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ PGTB ~ Pop Goes The Bubble ~ Nicholas Dunbar ~ The Devil’s Derivatives ~ 2011

~ EA-TH-T-A-K ~ Emerging Adults TheshHolders Twixters And Kidults ~ Charles Sykes ~ 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn In School ~ 2007

~ TMMNABATTUWTT-B-TASSITUWTTA ~ The Media May Not Always Be Able To Tell Us What To Think – But – They Are Strikingly Successful In Telling Us What To Think About ~ Michael Parenti ~ Inventing Reality ~ 1986

~ DUAPUIIMIANI ~ Don’t Undertake A Project Unless It Is Manifestly Important And Nearly Impossible ~ Edwin Land ~ 04-05-1887

~ ITCOG-WMGATAOUI-WSOU-B-T-M-I-C ~ In The Councils Of Government – We Must Guard Against The Acquisition Of Unwarranted Influence – Whether Sought Or Unsought – By – The – Military-Industrial-Complex ~ Dwight Eisenhower ~ 17-01-1961

~ ‘TB’ ~ “The Button” ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ ‘TF’ ~ The Football” ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ TMITR ~ The Mood In The Room

~ TAAFT ~ There’s An App For That

~ TAEFT ~ There’s An Excuse For That

~ RP ~ Revenge Porn

~ C-A ~ Cyber-Attack

~ FDHTBOMTITMGFKWDAC ~ Flexibility Doesn’t Have To Be One More Trick In The Managerial Guidebook For Keeping Workers Docile And Consenting ~ Nikil Saval ~ Cubed ~ 2014

~ GP ~ Goal Pursuit ~ Clark Hull ~ 1932

~ HPTTLIHTTCEA ~ Happy People Tend To Live In Homes That They Can Easily Afford ~ Thomas Stanley ~ Stop Acting Rich ~ 2009

~ CS ~ Challenging Secrecy ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ WRDCTBOOU ~ We Really Do Come To Believe Our Own Untruths ~ Joseph Hallinan ~ Why We Make Mistakes

~ TAR ~ The Attention Rubicon ~ Brian Solis ~ Engage

~ MCTDH ~ Myths Continue To Dominate Humankind ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ HTSOTOTWEITS-MANRTRIITH ~ Here’s The Secret Of The Opposition To Woman’s Equality In The State – Men Are Not Ready To Recognize It In The Home ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

~ [S]H-IAUP-TCCOD-WCHPIA ~ [S]He – Is An Unskillful Physician That Cannot Cure One Disease Without Casting His[Her] Patient Into Another ~ Thomas More ~ Utopia ~ 1516

~ TZBI ~ The Zombie Banking Industry ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon ~ 2014

~ WTPOMPITCCA? ~ What’s The Point Of Making Predictions If They Cannot Change Anything? ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ SAVTINOUAP-POYL ~ Select A Vocation That Is Not Only Unique And Profitable – Pick One You Love ~ Thomas Stanley ~ The Millionaire Mind ~ 2000

~ A-TISLICD-BWAC-ATTAP! ~ Alone – There Is So Little I Can Do – But With A Confederate – A Thousand Things Are Possible! ~ “Griffin” ~ The Invisible Man ~ Herbert Wells ~ 1897

~ WRMINHMCYK-BHYUTOYDN ~ What Really Matters Is Not How Many Chords You Know – But How You Use The Ones You Do Know ~ Gary Marcus ~ Guitar Zero ~ 2012

~ SH-GUMO ~ Studying History Gives Us More Options ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ M-IAHM-BAES ~ Money – Is In Some Respects Like – Fire – A Horrible Master – But An Excellent Servant ~ Phineas Barnum ~ Art Of Money Getting ~ 1880

~ IWYLAYKIATC ~ It’s What You Learn After You Know It All That Counts ~ John Wooden

~ PD ~ Placebo Dramas

~ FFMFA-P-L-CTITPOT ~ Far From Merely Functioning As – Placeholders – Labels – Craft The Images That Populate Our Thoughts ~ Adam Alter ~ Drunk Tank Pink ~ 2013

~ D-T ~ Down-Town ~ 1836

~ MVP ~ Minimum Viable Product ~ Dan Norris ~ The 7 Day Startup ~ 2014

~ TDSOTITNAOAIAP-LAR-B-CP-WCTTSKOEACH-TMLBCASPIT ~ The Dark Side Of This Is That Not All Organizations Are Intelligent And Progressive – Lots Are Run – By – Crass People – Who Can Take The Same Kind Of Equipment And Create Hellholes – They Make Little Bitty Cubicles And Stuff People In Them ~ Robert Propst ~ 1998

~ TB ~ The Button ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ TF ~ The Football ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ T-AOBA-ISY-BESPTAC ~ The – Age Of Behavioral Addiction – Is Still Young – But Early Signs Point To A Crisis ~ Adam Alter ~ Irresistible ~ 2017

~ IIANSIP? ~ Is It A New Scene In Purgatory? ~ Le Corbusier (Charles-Eduouard Jeanneret) ~ When The Cathedrals Were White ~ 1947

~ TINPB ~ There Is No Planet B ~ John Kerry ~ 23-02-2015

~ ANAPOR ~ As Natural As Play Or Rest ~ Douglas Mcgregor ~ The Human Side Of Enterprise ~ 1960

~ SUFYH ~ Stand Up For Your Health ~ Michael Greger ~ How Not To Die ~ 2015

~ PPB ~ Parts Per Billion

~ PPM ~ Parts Per Million

~ SIB ~ Social Impact Bonds

~ BB ~ Be Better

~ BB ~ Be Best

~ BB ~ Be Bestest

~ THS ~ Third Hand Smoke

~ LALP ~ Live And Let Pile

~ TTWSOCAOF ~ The Ten Worst Sources Of Contagion Are Our Fingers

~ LI ~ Locked In ~ Gordon Brown ~ 2005

~ PA ~ Pandora’s Ark ~ Michael Greger ~ How Not To Die ~ 2015

~ VDT-WITRA ~ Video Display Terminal Work-Induced Transient Refractive Alteration

~ TTWPSITNFOSHTBITGTOO ~ The Trouble With Protecting Secrets Is That New Forms Of Secrecy Have To Be Invented To Guard The Original Ones ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ WATWAA ~ We All Think Were Above Average ~ Joseph Hallinan ~ Why We Make Mistakes

~ Adam Alter ~ Drunk Tank Pink ~ 2013

~ FE ~ Financial Engineering

~ L-AIMOBAAOA-IDTM-AIWDI ~ Life – Although It May Only Be An Accumulation Of Anguish – Is Dear To Me – And I Will Defend It ~ “The Monster” ~ Mary Shelley ~ Frankenstein ~ 01-01-1818

~ TANDAFC-TAAWOL ~ These Are Not Desks And File Cabinets – They Are A Way Of Life ~ George Nelson

~ ECEALOLL-IT-M-PW-IS-O-MPCEU-MP-I-TM-O-SLA-WR ~ Everyone Can Enjoy A Life Of Luxurious Leisure – If – The Machine-Produced Wealth – Is Shared – Or – Most People Can End Up – Miserably Poor – If – The Machine-Owners – Successfully Lobby Against – Wealth Redistribution ~ Stephen Hawking ~ 08-10-2015

~ IYSIAOBR-YAUETBTW ~ If You Send In Anticipation Of Becoming Rich – You Are Unlikely Ever To Become Truly Wealthy ~ Thomas Stanley ~ Stop Acting Rich ~ 2009

~ AS ~ Atomic Swaps ~ Max Keiser ~ 2018

~ TMTE-ATTIT-V-O-V-TSGSRITOT ~ The Myths That Endure – Are Those That Illuminate The – Virtues – Or – Vices – That Successive Generations See Recurring In Their Own Time ~ William Strauss + Neil Howe ~ The Fourth Turning ~ 1997

~ ASSOABP ~ A Smaller Slice of a Bigger Pie ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew Mcafee ~ The Second Machine Age ~ 2014

~ GOTSL ~ Get On The Short List ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One ~ 2009

~ IILTRWBTFMEITMETBEE ~ It Is Likely That Reefs Will Be The First Major Ecosystem In The Modern Era To Become Ecologically Extinct ~ Charles Sheppard + Simon Davy + Graham Pilling ~ The Biology Of Coral Reefs ~ 2009

~ CS ~ Creeping Socialism ~ Thomas Dewey ~ 1939

~ CW ~ Class Warfare

~ PE ~ Permanent Emergency ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ TNSS ~ The National Security State ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ WDS-TPAASFMTTR-EITRCTTITFP ~ When Disaster Strikes The Poor Almost Always Suffer Far More Than The Rich – Even If The Rich Caused The Tragedy In The First Place ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ CEWD#127 ~ Chemically Enhanced Wheat Dust #127 ~ Thomas Stanley ~ Stop Acting Rich ~ 2009

~ BITS ~ Banking In The Shadows ~ Nicholas Dunbar ~ The Devil’s Derivatives ~ 2011

~ OOTHCO-TCGFC-ITTPWSIC-HMTGFI-B-TSP-TTD-B-TTPTP ~ One Of The Hidden Causes Of – The Current Global Financial Crisis – Is That The People Who Saw It Coming – Had More To Gain From It – By – Taking Short Positions – Than They Did – By – Trying To Publicize The Problem ~ Michael Lewis ~ Boomerang ~ 2011

~ AEATBDFTI ~ Assemble Emotions After They’ve Been Detached From Their Ideas ~ Walter Lippmann

~ TEWWWDAD-ADADTO-TWHDOD-IR ~ The Ease With Which We Deny And Dissemble – And Deny And Dissemble To Ourselves – That We Have Denied Or Dissembled – Is Remarkable ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Vital Lies – Simple Truths ~ 1996

~ N-TPOE-TPOEAF ~ Not – The Politics Of Envy – The Politics Of Efficiency And Fairness ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ ‘GI-GO’-ATWY-LTAW-JAMAIDTWYE ~ “Garbage In – Garbage Out” – Applies To What You – Listen To And Watch – Just As Much As It Does To What You Eat ~ Charles Sykes ~ 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn In School ~ 2007

~ NHY ~ Neoliberalism Hates You

~ IAHTSD ~ It Also Helps To Slow Down ~ Joseph Hallinan ~ Why We Make Mistakes

~ UTKSFOECAWCTR:HW/I/F ~ Understand The Key Success Factors Our Economy Continues And Will Continue To Reward: Hard Work / Integrity / Focus ~ Thomas Stanley ~ The Millionaire Mind ~ 2000

~ ADB-LR-A-BR ~ A Difference Between – Looking Rich – And – Being Rich ~ Thomas Stanley ~ Stop Acting Rich ~ 2009

~ WSDCTMEOWTYMFSAITNTFI ~ Writing Something Down Conserves The Mental Energy Of Worrying That You Might Forget Something And In Trying Not To Forget It ~ Daniel Levitin ~ The Organized Mind ~ 2014

~ IEIFS-I-TCATP-TE ~ If Everything Is For Sale – Including – The Courts And The Police – Trust Evaporates ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ SS-AASASOP ~ Storing Secrets – As A Source And Sign Of Power ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ CIWITTSUAS;CIAWITTSDAL ~ Courage Is What It Takes To Stand Up And Speak; Courage Is Also What It Takes To Sit Down And Listen ~ Winston Churchill

~ EP-HBB-S-WWII-BP ~ Executive Power – Has Basically Been – Since – World War II – Bomb Power ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ CS ~ Challenging Secrecy ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ WLM ~ White Lies Matter ~ Kristof Davidson

~ WITGIHE? ~ What If The Glass Is Half Empty?

~ KFWYA-TAYA ~ Know First Who You Are – Then Adorn Yourself Accordingly ~ Euripides

~ TFAOR ~ The False Apostles Of Rationality ~ Nicholas Dunbar ~ The Devil’s Derivatives ~ 2011