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American Monarchy

I was wrong: The Kingmakers were better than the Queenmakers
Blog posted hours before the election was over

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Regardless of their political choices (red, blue, alternative parties), Americans just voted in the spirit of an obsession with dynasty and …


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A new way of thinking and acting

Paris, September 15, 2015
Terrorist attack in Paris—the second in 10 months. Refugees storm Europe’s borders. Ebola. Market crashes. Inter-racial strife. To such crises, the best that the advanced nations do is to react. Action – reaction beautifully describes physical …


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The next wave of refugees

The next wave of refugees will be 3 to 4 million, not 350,000. After that, 10 million (and growing). Desperation is a powerful driving force; survival leads to extreme behavior. President Obama issued an Executive Order focused on Behavioral Science …


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Immigration and refugees: more of the same is not the answer

The equation of immigration is simple. A child born in the Western world costs over one million dollars in order to become a productive participant in the economy. The cost of raising a child to become a highly qualified professional …


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Olympic kitsch—nothing more

The price of the extravaganza was outdone only by its bad taste, which was worse that what propaganda experts churn out for their totalitarian rulers.…


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It’s the user, stupid . . . or maybe not

Digital technology is pervasive and makes so many things possible: from the ubiquitous e-mail to movies downloaded to one’s computer. Computers are part of our cars, they are our cell phones. They are becoming an essential part of the world …


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Rewarding stupidity

If you can learn by heart the lyrics of all the imbecile popular songs you’ve heard, you can become a millionaire. Plus, bask in the moments of celebrity guaranteed to even those who might end up with only $25,000 (after …


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Start-Ups

So it happened again: Somewhere in San Francisco, I met Ron; and with him came yet another start-up. This is not the place to advertise it; but if you’re curious, check out www.tokbox.com, and be prepared to see how …


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From Dish Hill

From Dish Hill, Stanford University looks like a postcard. Nobody cares about the warning that mountain lions might be around. Some visitors to the hill run; others walk. Young and old intermingle. The sun hugs them all, male and female, …


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If Einstein would apply for a research grant

Science was never a matter of committee. And even less a matter of agreement. Scientists worth their salt challenge the accepted, negate the comfortable, the acceptable answers. Science is creation: it brings about something that never existed before.
When institutions …


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The rapidly shrinking attention span

Never give students more than a page to read. And never give them more than half-page writing assignments. If you talk to your children—some parents still do—don’t use more than the few words they can understand. Something like: “Went candy …


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The senator told me

Project Seneludens (seneludens.utdallas.edu) is the attempt to address, through behavioral therapy, the consequences of aging. I requested an appointment, and after almost a year, I presented it to the Senator. My message: Let’s do something before it is …


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Immigration–A subject that will not go away

Immigration—A subject that will not go away
Amnesty? Deportation? You name it. Everyone has an answer to the problem of illegal immigration. A secret alliance of senators came up with what is supposed to solve the problem for good. The …


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