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The September 2016 issue of Scientific American was devoted to answering 9 key questions about our future. I was most intrigued by one question “Will Civil Society Endure the Threat of Inequality?” Sir Agnus Deaton, a Nobel economist writes that our prosperity from the postwar European project and a well functioning democracy in the United… Continue reading Can Prosperity and Happiness co-exist with Inequality of Income and Wealth
Striking the right chords for a few lines with many voters may get a leader elected, but a successful leader has to be able to lead. The Sophomoric Demagogue can’t lead because he or she won’t do or follow what he or she tells others to do or follow. Whether it’s the lack of knowledge… Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Sophomoric Demagogue
My wife and I have been arguing about a recurring topic that to me seems unanswerable. She thinks that life is predetermined, and I think people have some control over their lives and destinies. Rene Descartes in French wrote “je pense, donc je suis.” I think, therefore I am. My wife and I have… Continue reading Living in the Time