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You Need Nothing in Order to Be Independent

Let me tell you why I don’t feel independent. I need air to breathe. I need water to drink. I need many things more. Needing something isn’t bad — it is a very obvious way to explain the simple fact … Continue reading
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Irrefutable failure of a prophecy does not cause true believers — people who have committed themselves to a belief both emotionally and by their life choices — to reconsider

Paul Krugman makes an astute observation: Back in the 1950s three social psychologists joined a cult that was predicting the imminent end of the world. Their purpose was to observe the cultists’ response when the world did not, in fact, … Continue reading
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Pioneers, Revolutionaries, Contrarians and Consumers

I had a couple pretty bad days this week — one day was especially bad (I was crushed), and the the rest of the week was a very gradual improvement… to the point that I almost feel like I am … Continue reading
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