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The Like Economy

I enjoy getting “likes” on my facebook posts, and I enjoy retweets of my tweets, and so on, but I have discovered a dark side to all this. My name is Justin, and I am a like-aholic. There is a … Continue reading

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Latest Podcast Appearance

So I recently discovered a fellow here in Boston named Yuri Cataldo.   He does a podcast on what seems to be an ever growing trend, of people in the arts starting to seriously examine and rethink how they approach … Continue reading

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Forgotten Fallibility

The Founding Fathers were no dummies. We of course revere them as near godlike omniscient creatures, but they did not see themselves, or anyone else, as such. They knew all human beings are fallible and corruptible. This is why they … Continue reading

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Healthcare and the Irregardless Effect

Since the doings in Washington DC these days are pretty much eclipsing any other avenue of conversation these days, I figured I would try to chime in, in some reasonably productive way. One of my favorite Principles of Applied Stupidity … Continue reading

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God Bless America, My Home Sweet Broken Home

Okay. I have a theory. In the midst of all the political maelstrom that is daily life here in 2017 America, I am always searching for the underlying fundamentals to explain the phenomena I am observing. And here is my … Continue reading

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Aloneness: The Problem with America in 2017

Regular readers may have noticed that I have not posted a blog in a long time. There is a reason for that: I could not come up with anything that was as interesting as all the other news that has … Continue reading

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Binary Tribalism, or, What Russia Did Before We Knew It

[I wrote this post in December 2016 long before anyone really knew the full extent of Russian meddling in elections with phony facebook posts . . . Not bad, really ;-)] Like most people, I am still wandering around in … Continue reading

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New Videos

So I gave a talk to a group in Foxboro MA last month, and the local cable station did a great job of shooting it for me– below, 3 excerpts.  Two are classic stories from Real Men Don’t Rehearse, and … Continue reading

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The Women’s League of Political Temperance

Students of history may recall that in the wake of large disasters, people have seen the need to take steps to make sure such disasters don’t happen again. For example, after World War I we created the League of Nations, … Continue reading

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Voters, Inc.

Back in the 1920’s, when Henry Ford was running his massive factories, all was well for him except for one problem: the union. He was not at all happy about the prospect of his many thousands of workers getting organized … Continue reading

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