All Communication Lessons

All Communication Lessons

Why EVs Sales are Horrible

https://fee.org/articles/why-the-ev-market-is-sputtering Last month Ford announced it was slashing in half its production goal for its most popular electrical vehicle, the F-150 Lightning pickup truck. Bloomberg News reported that the company’s flagship...

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Socialism Questions

Was Karl Marx a communist or a socialist? Karl Marx was the co-author of The Communist Manifesto and an avowed communist. However, he recognized that promoting socialism was a means of achieving communism. What is the difference between communism and...

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Economic Fallacies

https://fee.org/articles/3-common-economic-fallacies-that-need-to-die/ FEE.org posted 3 Common Economic Fallacies That Need to Die. Imports Subtract From Economic Growth Middle-Class Stagnation The Gender Wage Gap This gave me the idea to put together a list of...

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F. A. Hayek Quotes

Hayek, Friedrich A. (1952). Individualism: True and False, @lantis Version It is the contention that, by tracing the combined effects of individual actions, we discover that many of the institutions on which human achievements rest have arisen and are functioning...

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Libertarianism Basics

#1 - Non-aggression principle and victimless crimes “How would a libertarian society address drug addiction, public services, caring for the poor, or reckless businesses? #2 - Free-market economics - libertarians prefer laissez-faire capitalism over government...

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Conservatives Beliefs June 2023

A post on reason.com titled "Don't Confuse 'Local Control' with Small Government" provided several examples of what conservatives get wrong about progressives. The post was about how a conservative city Huntington Beach, is challenging the state's recent housing...

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Correlation Between Money and Happiness

I found this post on Bloomberg interesting. It supports the belief that having money is important for many reasons, including happiness. Having money takes worry out your life. It takes money to live so having it is important. Here is that post. We need to discuss...

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7 National Conservativism Beliefs

The third annual National Conservatism Conference was held Sept. 11-13, 2022. Here are 7 "Beliefs" as reported by the Daily Signal - 7 Highlights from National Conservatism Conference. Sen. Josh Hawley: ‘The American Revolution Is a Continuation of the Revolution of...

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Hayekian behavioral economics

In a recent post, Cass Sunstein suggested that Behavior Economics somehow invalidates F. A. Hayek.  I disagree.  Using Fractal Thinking, Behavior Economics is perfectly aligned with Hayek and other important economic thinkers like Adam Smith....

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Behavioral Economics

What Is Behavioral Economics? Behavioral economics is, in a way, at the intersection of economics and psychology. In fact, the "behavioral" in behavioral economics can be thought of as the analog of the "behavioral" in behavioral psychology. On one hand, traditional...

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Understanding the S-Curve

S-curves show how a trend or innovation evolves over time. They can show the stages of growth, maturity, and decline of a trend or innovation.

The technology S-Curve is a useful framework to describe the substitution of new for old technologies. This focuses on the challenges and benefits of the S-curve framework in managing the development of new component technologies. (Updated 12-4-23)

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Machiavelli: On Change

“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm...

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The Rise of The Autocratic

The autocrat problem Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary has used the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to further centralize authority. The European Union seems to be functioning better than the United States in some big ways right now. Europe has been far more...

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Hayek on Health Care

Hayek on Health Care and Other Social Safety Nets This lesson is on how Hayek views Health Care and other Social Safety Nets. The following passage is taken from The Road to Serfdom, Text and Documents, The Definitive Edition, by F. A. Hayek, edited by Bruce Caldwell,...

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Noam Chomsky as Seen by Tom Wolfe

[pdf-embedder url="https://atlantisschoolofcommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/HarpersMagazine-The-Origins-of-Speech.pdf" title="HarpersMagazine-The Origins of Speech"] The Origins of Speech In the beginning, was Chomsky by Tom Wolfe Nobody in academia had...

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How the Mind Makes Meaning

Louder than words: The new science of how the mind makes meaning. By Benjamin K. Bergen. New York: Basic Books, 2012. Pp. 312. ISBN 9780465028290. $27.99 Imagine that you are a participant in the following psycholinguistic experiment. You are seated in front of a...

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Fractal Markets Theory

Fundamentals Of Fractal Markets Theory< In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, many have challenged the dominant economic theories and perspectives on markets. The Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) in particular has fallen short in explaining the crisis. According...

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I, Pencil

The activities for Economics in One Day are developed around the themes of Leonard E. Read’s classic essay, ‘‘I, Pencil.’’ ARTICLE: I, Pencil: My Family Tree - Leonard Reed (FEE.org) [http://at.fee.org/1yAq6Jf] ‘‘Not a single person in the world knows all the...

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Hayek – Central Planning

This is not a dispute about whether planning is to be done or not. It is a dispute as to whether planning is to be done centrally, by one authority for the whole economic system, or is to be divided among many individuals. From The Use of Knowledge in Society.  

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Aggregate Demand

Aggregate demand is an economic measurement of the total amount of demand for all finished goods and services produced in an economy. Aggregate demand is expressed as the total amount of money exchanged for those goods and services at a specific price level and point...

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Fractal Politics 2

Fractal Politics The evolution of digital technologies and the evolution of contemporary society and politics have facilitated fractal thinking.  It is fairly obvious that technology innovations can facilitate cultural and political innovations, which in-turn...

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12 Economic Concepts

Twelve Economic Concepts Everyone Should Know 1. Gains from trade: In any economic exchange, freely chosen, both parties benefit–at least in their own minds. 2. Subjective value: The value of any good or service is determined by the individual human mind....

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Quarantine Fatigue

Quarantine Fatigue Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to risk prevention, Americans need a manual on how to have a life in a pandemic. In the earliest years of the HIV epidemic, confusion and fear reigned. AIDS was still known as the “gay plague.” To the extent...

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Henry Ford and the $5 wage

He says Ford proved that higher wages led to more productivity, which in turn was good for business. That positive feedback loop gave rise to a broad, prosperous middle class. But over the years, waves of economic pressures and political changes have broken that link....

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Hayek’s Biggest Ideas

Five of Hayek's Biggest Ideas F. A. Hayek has had a lot of great thoughts.  I'd thought it would be useful to layout 5 of Hayek's biggest Ideas. Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992) is today glorified by freedom lovers all around the world. The Austrian in a double...

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The Cognitive Science of Free Will

The Cognitive Science of Free Will How to make the best decisions is one of the "Key Questions" the @lantis Learning Community is interested in. This lesson is focused on how the brain constrains our decision making by fooling us about Free Will One of the main...

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Adam Smith – All Quotes

“No human wisdom or knowledge could ever be sufficient [for] the duty of superintending the industry of private people..." “[Governments are] ...without exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.” “The agents of [government] regard the wealth of their master...

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Fractal Politics

Fractal Politics “The rise of fractal politics” was first submitted to the Nine Dots Prize in response to the question, “Are digital technologies making politics impossible?” The essay was written as a thought piece prior to the announcement of the 2017 UK General...

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Ernst Friedrich Schumacher

Ernst Friedrich Schumacher (16 August 1911 – 4 September 1977) was a German-British statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies.[1] He served as Chief Economic Advisor to the British...

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Network Neuroscience

The new discipline of network neuroscience yields a picture of how mental activity arises from carefully orchestrated interactions among different brain areas. Networks pervade our lives. Every day we use intricate networks of roads, railways, maritime routes and...

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Adam Smith – Wealth of Nations

The Condensed Wealth of Nations and The Incredibly Condensed Theory of Moral Sentiments Eamonn Butler     Contents 1 Introduction 4 2  The Condensed Wealth of Nations 7Book I: Economic efficiency and the factors of production 9Book II: The accumulation of...

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Cartesianism

Cartesianism, the philosophical and scientific traditions derived from the writings of the French philosopher René Descartes (1596–1650). Metaphysically and epistemologically, Cartesianism is a species of rationalism, because Cartesians hold that knowledge—indeed,...

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Individualism: True and False | F. A. Hayek

According to Hayek, there are two opposing ideas about how to understand individuals and the society in which they live: true individualism and false individualism. These ideas permeate all social and political thought. They apply to beliefs about reason and knowledge, economics, justice, equality, power, tradition, marriage and family, and government.

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Neuro Linguistic Programing

I think the more you want to become more and more creative you have to not only elicit other peoples' (plural) strategies and replicate them yourself, but also modify others' strategies and have a strategy that creates new creativity strategies based on as many...

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Neural Networks

A Basic Introduction To Neural Networks http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~bolo/shipyard/neural/local.html What Is A Neural Network? The simplest definition of a neural network, more properly referred to as an 'artificial' neural network (ANN), is provided by the inventor of...

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How We Think

[ted id=2265] Great Video of how we think. Specifically the comments about how we can take very little information and create huge conclusions. 00:12 Imagine that you invented a device that can record my memories, my dreams, my ideas, and transmit them to your...

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Neurotheology

Iran J Neurol. 2014; 13(1): 52–55. PMCID: PMC3968360 PMID: 24800050 Neurotheology: The relationship between brain and religion Alireza Sayadmansourcorresponding author Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been...

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Forget Bitcoin, Here Comes EFTs

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are all the rage with investors — even as their prices have taken some big hits lately. So it should come as no surprise that there are now two exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, focused on blockchain technology, the digital ledger that...

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Fastest Growing Occupations

Fastest growing occupations: 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2014-24.   Wind turbine service technicians - 108% - $51,050 per year Occupational therapy assistants - 43% - $57,870 per year Physical therapist assistants - 41%...

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Trump Inauguration Use of America First

Something I have to say to my friends and family. For what it is worth. During Donald Trump’s campaign for president, Trump was repeatedly asked, by many in the Jewish community, to stop using the phrase “America First” to describe his foreign policy views. The reason...

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What I think Today

I believe a Trump administration will do immense damage to America and the world.  Unfortunately, we’re not just talking about four bad years. The damage will last for decades, maybe generations. The political damage will extend far into the future, too.  Putin now is...

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