Dear Rick 15 – The Next 4 Years, Conservatives and Bernie Bros

In-Sight Publishing Dear Rick 15 - The Next 4 Years, Conservatives and Bernie Bros Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 22, 2016 Scott: What else? Rick: Be prepared to be mobilized, at first in wimpy ways, such as social media, signing surveys, writing your congressperson or senator, and if things become direr then in …

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Dear Rick 14 – The Next 4 Years, Staying Informed

In-Sight Publishing Dear Rick 14 - The Next 4 Years, Staying Informed Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 20, 2016 Scott: With fake news, with the Comey thing, with Trump, with Trumpism, and ethnic nationalism on the rise in America and elsewhere, how can we get through the next 4 years? Rick: I live …

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Dear Rick 13 – The Future of Brain or Body Augmentation

In-Sight Publishing Dear Rick 13 - The Future of Brain or Body Augmentation Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 18, 2016 Scott: What about the future of brain or body augmentation? Rick: We're right on the cusp of it being cool to not want to die. There's only one celebrity who says he's going …

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Dear Rick 10 – The Future of Business Cycles 2

In-Sight Publishing Dear Rick 10 - The Future of Business Cycles 2 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 12, 2016 Scott: With regard to business cycles, this will imply a spreading out of human behaviour. What do you mean? What does that imply? Rick: There are companies and commodities that will continue to have …

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Dear Rick 9 – The Future of Business Cycles 1

In-Sight Publishing Dear Rick 9 – The Future of Business Cycles 1 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 10, 2016 Scott: Business runs in cycles, plural. What about the future of business cycles? Rick: There are a bunch of different cycles in economics. There are the major stock market cycles, bull markets and corrections. …

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Dear Rick 8 – Laughter, Election, Mechanization

In-Sight Publishing Dear Rick 8 – Laughter, Election, Mechanization Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 8, 2016 Scott: Long before the election, we were talking about joke writing. Rick: I and another person think laughter is a reaction to getting information at a discount. The setup of a joke takes a certain amount of …

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Dear Rick 7 – Joke Writing

In-Sight Publishing Dear Rick 7 - Joke Writing Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 6, 2016 Scott: How do you write a joke? Rick: In my opinion, and the opinion of George Saunders, laughter is an expression of joy at information received at a discount. As humans, our model for dealing with reality is to accumulate information. We're generalists or omnivores of …

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Dear Rick 6 – Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements

In-Sight Publishing Dear Rick 6 - Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 4, 2016 Scott: What vitamins, minerals, supplements should people be taking? I have skepticism here. Rick: Some stuff gets debunked, like Vitamin E is currently not popular because some studies have debunked its efficacy. Besides vitamins or supplements at all, I'd say floss your teeth to lower the probability of getting heart disease. …

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