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The Importance of Versatility

A Dangerous Child will master at least three means of financial independence by the age of 18 years. And that is just the beginning. Dangerous Children continue to learn and master new skills and competencies their entire lives, in order … Continue reading

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Can the West Break its Addiction to the Corrupt Nanny State?

It Will Take Care of You and Keep You Safe And it will take care of you. Just not in the ways you really need. Big Government Stifles Opportunity and Destroys the Future The fear of big government is near … Continue reading

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Mastery is More Than a Matter of Time

… the difference between experts and less skilled subjects is not merely a matter of the amount and complexity of the accumulated knowledge; it also reflects qualitative differences in the organization of knowledge and its representation (Chi, Glaser & Rees, … Continue reading

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Global Demographic Decline Portends Fatal Skills Shortage

Demographic Decline Feeds into the Global Skills Shortage The skilled worker pinch is being felt from Europe to the Anglosphere to Asia to Africa to Russia to Latin America. An increasingly high tech global economic base requires large numbers of … Continue reading

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Manly Skills and the Art of Manliness

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, … Continue reading

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What Would a Rational Society Do With Its “Elite Overproduction?”

“elite overproduction” … refers to a growing class of elites who are competing for a limited number of elite positions, such as political appointments. __Klint Finley in Wired Magazine Elite overproduction also refers to tenured professorships at elite universities, “thinktank” … Continue reading

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Expectations Can Make or Break a Person

The human brain is often referred to as a “prediction machine.” From as early as the womb, human brains make predictions based upon experience. Predictions create certain “expectations” which may be either met or violated. Predictions are first made in … Continue reading

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On Being Born Ready

I was born ready m*th#r F^c&#r __ Wesley Snipes as “Blade” (Trinity 2004) The phrase “I was born ready” has become a cliche of action cinema and television, with examples given here, here, and here. Hollywood even portrays infants thinking … Continue reading

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