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The Paperclip Scenario

“Do you have a copy of the proposal?” Fred pulled a stack of papers from his satchel. Walter took them, pulled the paperclip from the corner of the papers and tossed it aside. The ping of the paperclip echoed off … Continue reading

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Investing in the Surreal World

Perry slipped into his seat across from Norm. They were relaxing in the lounge at their curling club. They’d been playing on the same rink for years. Behind them eager curlers were vigorously sweeping up and down the ice. “It … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Economic Action Plan

It was eight-thirty when Stan arrived home from work. Belinda was sitting at the kitchen table, frowning at the bills. Stan kissed her on the top of her head before searching for the leftovers from supper. “Stan, we need to … Continue reading

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Brain Drain

“Honey, listen to this: ‘Greetings software user download hottest software titles at stupendous prices.’ I mean, look at these prices. They’re too good to be true,” said Landon. As usual, he was surfing the web as they watched the six … Continue reading

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Real World

Perry slipped into his seat across from Norm. They were relaxing in the lounge at their curling club. They’d been playing on the same rink for years. Behind them eager curlers were vigorously sweeping up and down the ice. “It … Continue reading

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Aristotle

Carl actually chose to live on the street. It’s been his home for over nine years. On the street he’s known as Aristotle. You don’t pick your name on the street. It’s given to you, like a rite of passage … Continue reading

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Economic Meltdown and the “Me” generation

Tonight I caught part of a documentary called “Factory City”. It was about a city in China that was built entirely around factories. It was amazing to see how the factory was the central point of everyone’s lives. In fact, … Continue reading

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