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Deep Thoughts: New Social Contract

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“The PC principle is to always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” –Stephen R. Covey- The relationship between an employer and his employees is a delicate relationship that should be treated with great care. The employer owns the means of production and the employee owns the means of […]

A Case of Chronic Wage Deflation

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In my last article on income inequality, we addressed the subjects of speculation, government enforced institutions, and monopolies. We found that all have rent-seeking qualities that do not add real economic value. Instead, they either maintain the status quo or shrink our economy. Our economy grows when tangible products or services are offered. Money is, […]

Deep Thoughts: Rare Intelligence

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“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson- Becoming something requires us filling our minds with that which we desire to become. A chemist fills his mind with chemistry. A physician fills his mind with medical knowledge. A literary agent fills their mind with […]

Deep Thoughts: Morals

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“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” –Theodore Roosevelt- I am reminded of a conversation I had once with a college student. This student was a senior and had been taking several philosophy classes of late. We were discussing the existence of God and an […]

A Place for Morals

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Before we can have a discussion about the moral fabric of society, we need to have a clear understanding about the basis of society and its moral fabric. Family is the basic unit of society. Communities, cities, counties, states, regions, and countries are all made up of families. A countries future is only as bright […]

Deep Thoughts: Innovation

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“Where innovation comes in is in figuring out the right problem to be solved, the right question to ask, and then figuring out a better way to solve the problem” –Rick Hassman- Thomas Edison was not the only one working on the incandescent light bulb at the time of its creation; neither was he the […]

The Epitome of Rent-Seeking

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Last article, I focused on rent-seeking from its theoretical fabric. As a quick recap, rent-seeking is when someone seeks economic gain without reciprocating back any benefits. Rent-seeking is coerced trade. Today, I am going to explain speculative markets, government sanctioned markets, and monopolies; all of which are either directly or indirectly rent-seeking. To understand speculation, […]

Deep Thoughts: Ideas put into Action

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“Truly, ‘thoughts are things,’ and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation.” –Napoleon Hill- Every great discovery begins with an idea and comes to fruition with a flurry of action to bring it about. Both parts are needed. Without the idea, action […]

Deep Thought: Desires.

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“What we desire, overtime, is what we will eventually become.” –Neal A. Maxwell- Every one of us comes to the proverbial fork in the road, just as Alice in Wonderland did. We all, as well, have the Cheshire cat there to give us advice. “Which road do I take,” we all undoubtedly ask. It is […]

How to Instantly Improve Your Intelligence!

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Have you ever wanted to be smarter instantly? Today is your lucky day. Today, I am going to give you ten things you can do, each one proven by research, that will have instant effects on your current intelligence. Before we get to the list, let me explain some neuroscience behind this list. There are […]

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