Armchair Macroeconomics

Economics is so multivariate, so complex, that propagandists can probably find data to support whatever conclusion they want to state. I mean, they may not be able to do so in a way that will convince economists. But they will be able to convince the …

What about a chickacherry cola?

I really like soda. My favorites are Diet Coke and Diet A&W Root Beer. But I like all sorts of soda. In Florida, I got some sort of Brazilian guarana-flavored soda. While it was overly sweet, it was tasty. And now I have a “to …

Enduring Depression

I have some familiarity with depression. When I talk about depression, I don’t mean extreme sadness. I mean, it’s a cousin of sadness, but it’s not a matter of degree. It’s more like a hope deficiency, a corresponding lack of motivation, and an undercurrent of …

Here kitty, kitty

BF Skinner and Pavlov pioneered operant conditioning. And animal trainers have used this learning to condition behaviors in dogs, cats, lions, tigers, orcas, dolphins, birds, etc. (For explanations a layman can understand, I recommend Karen Pryor’s “Don’t Shoot the Dog”.) Still, here’s a fun article …

“Miss me?”

If you worked with/for President George W. Bush, you probably had your share of criticism from folks who didn’t like him. However: You have to feel good about comparisons to 45. You can reminisce with other alums. I think President Obama has a similar group.