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WHY THE AMERICANS ARE SO RESTLESS IN THE MIDST OF THEIR PROSPERITY

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This is the second in a series on the foundations of the American economic psyche.  Once again I turn to Alexis de Tocqueville and his two-volume Democracy in America which is reprinted from the University of Virginia’s on-line version. In certain … Continue reading

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OF THE TASTE FOR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING IN AMERICA

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10 years or so ago I was fortunate to rediscover de Tocqueville.  I say rediscover because while I may have read bits of his two-volume Democracy in America I certainly didn’t read it in its entirety.  In any case I’ve … Continue reading

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More about Creativity – Malthus

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Thomas Malthus scholar, clergyman, philosopher, writer and political theorist was one of the most influential thinkers of the 19th century. He made important and significant contributions to economic, political, social and scientific thought. He is even credited with introducing the … Continue reading

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Legacy – a psychological and historical context

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My posts to date have dealt primarily with developing a basic knowledge of personal finance through the curve metaphor. In this post I’m going to discuss several background issues for those whose flow is well above the curve and is … Continue reading

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