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Hedonism and legalism are friends

I grew up in Italy, 2 hours from the heart of Catholicism. It was known for two things: hedonism and legalism. For example, Carnevale kicks off right before Lent, as people will have the last chance at unbridled fun, avoiding rules, and doing as they please. Much of the origins of Carnevale have to do […]

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It’s the hypocrisy, stupid

“UK’s Boris Johnson in leadership crisis, accused of lying about ‘industrial scale partying’ during Covid lockdowns,” reads the CNBC headline, one of many articles describing how politicians or “leaders” didn’t seem to follow the rules they expected regular citizens to follow. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused of partying in government buildings, including […]

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America is not as polarized as you think

It’s certainly true that America is becoming more polarized politically, and that the percentage of true independent and undecided voters is declining. Elections tend to be relatively closer in recent years. For example, in 2020 Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump by 4.5% of the popular vote, unlike Lyndon Johnson’s nearly 23% trouncing of Barry Goldwater […]

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Click bait was around before the Internet

I was standing in a dollar store this week and saw a tabloid to the right. The size of the font and the exclamation mark at the end assured me that the story was a big deal. (I don’t remember what it was about.) If you walk out a dollar store, it’s unlikely that you’ll […]

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Dealing with staffing issues? Go back to the fundamentals

A few months back, my family was coming back from vacation at the beach. On the way back, we stopped at a seafood restaurant right along the water.  It was an ideal and beautiful location for a restaurant. You could see some people outside on jetskis on the water, the food was great, and of […]