Does Modern Academia Encourage Unthinking Acceptance of Authority?

May 12th, 2013

By Dan Miller This post is based in large part on an article titled Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill. Is there a current tendency to consider those who cherish and seek to preserve our rights, including those under the First and Second Amendments, mentally ill for that reason? Interesting for the focused question it poses directly, […]


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How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?

April 24th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor It’s a wonder that good decisions are ever made by the species known as Homo Sapiens. The reality is that the cards are stacked against us whenever we are faced with choices, especially when the decisions are of consequence. Think about all of the horrendously bad decisions that have been made […]


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What Me Worry?: Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

April 16th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Worry is a natural part of the human condition. It has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is too intense, too frequent, and too unrelenting can definitely cut down on […]


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What Is the Stock Market Thinking?

August 1st, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor If the stock market was a person—gosh, if corporations can have the same rights as people, why can’t the stock market have thoughts and feelings?— he could be diagnosed with a wide range of psychiatric disorders (I don’t mean to be sexist, but the majority of people in the stock market […]


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Fear, Gloom, and Panic, Oh My!

June 27th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor In a recent post, I suggested that our survival instinct, which has served us so well for so long, may now be failing us. Why? Because the reactions that arise as part of the fight-or-flight response are often no longer effective in a world that is far more complex, unpredictable, and […]


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