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The Psychology of Magic

The Smithsonian has a nice piece written by Teller (of Penn and Teller) about the psychology of magic.  A little short, but good enough to get you thinking, and remind you about those cognitive distortions you may have forgotten. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Teller-Reveals-His-Secrets.html  

Wall Street Journal article complaining about new tax increases on "families"

So the WSJ is actually publishing an article complaining about how the taxes that got increased actually apply to more than the wealthiest 1%.  Specifically they are complaining about several increases to “families” making $250,000+ and are actually making them out to be hidden: “So, a couple with three children and adjusted gross income of …

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Hollowing Out America

This article does a pretty good job of paint the bleak picture of the past quarter century in the United States. If you are not depressed after reading this, then you are not paying attention.   http://www.thenation.com/article/171563/hollowing-out-america

Taming Wall Street

I have always thought that a return to a per-transaction tax on Wall Street was a great idea.  After all, isn’t that how they make their money off their customers?  http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/181911491.html

FDA recalls drug after 5 years of side-effects and approval without testing.

This is really scary, and yet not surprising.   Apparently the FDA approved a generic version of Wellbutrine XL 5 years ago.  This generic version came in both 150mg and 300mg versions.  Immediately after patients started to use the generic version of this popular drug, complaints of side-effects and ineffectiveness started rolling in for the …

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