Conservative Neophobia and Liberal Neophilia
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Post No.: 0544   Fluffystealthkitten says:   In many situations, there’s a tension between wanting to protect one’s own individual interests and cooperating or sharing for the greater good, such as wanting to pay less in taxes but understanding that … Read More

The Flaws of the Traditional Job Interview Process
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Post No.: 0543   Furrywisepuppy says:   Since most people are biased in thinking they’re great judges of character and honesty – job interviewers think that if they just spend a few minutes with someone, they can predict exactly what … Read More

Gaming Disorder, and Playing Violent Videogames
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Post No.: 0542   Fluffystealthkitten says:   There was once a stigma if you liked playing videogames but weren’t male and adolescent or younger. But people of all genders and ages can openly admit to enjoying them nowadays. So the … Read More

Coopetition, and the Difference Between Winning and Succeeding
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Post No.: 0541   Furrywisepuppy says:   Even in business contexts, being allocentric, which means being concerned with the interests of others (at least as much as one’s own), can bring advantages. For example, you’re very interested in using an … Read More

Do We Even Deserve Our Own Natural Talents?
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Post No.: 0540   Furrywisepuppy says:   We shall jump straight back to continue from the end of Post No.: 0533 and our analysis of equal opportunities, and move onto whether people deserve even the fruits of their own natural … Read More

It’s Not the Equipment You Have But Whether You Use It!
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Post No.: 0539   Furrywisepuppy says:   In order for consumers to make fully-informed and truthfully-informed decisions, they need perfect information. A lack of perfect information is one reason put forward why consumers often make sub-optimal decisions for themselves, and … Read More

Public Relations (PR) and Publicity
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Post No.: 0538   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Public relations’ (PR) is said to be controlled internally by a company or its agents, whilst ‘publicity’ is said to be not directly controlled by the party that a news story concerns. The … Read More

Tailor Your Arguments to Your Audience
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Post No.: 0537   Fluffystealthkitten says:   When you present your arguments and you want to motivate action from others – choosing the right framing for the audience in front of you is crucial. How are your arguments directly relevant … Read More

Works of Fiction as Gedankenexperiments
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Post No.: 0536   Furrywisepuppy says:   There’s such a natural need for deciphering meaning and coherency in this world that we’ll interpret meaning and assume causality and coherency in even works of fiction, such as fantasy stories in books, … Read More

Overcoming Simple and Complex Phobias
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Post No.: 0535   Furrywisepuppy says:   The difference between phobias and fears is that phobias cause an anxiety that’s so extreme and debilitating that it interferes with one’s quality of life and ability to function. It’s therefore considered a … Read More

Why Don’t You Come on Over Calories?
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Post No.: 0534   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A calorie is a calorie, at least when talking about energy. Carbohydrate and protein contain ~4 Calories/gram, alcohol contains ~7 Calories/gram, and fat contains ~9 Calories/gram. Note that one Calorie or Cal (uppercase … Read More

A Fair Rather than Formal Equality of Opportunities
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Post No.: 0533   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s been a while since Post No.: 0458 but let’s get back to exploring the thoughts of John Rawls, the ‘veil of ignorance’ and his concept of liberty and equality.   …Both Immanuel … Read More

Dealing With a Deal That Ends in Frustration
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Post No.: 0532   Furrywisepuppy says:   A party can get a contract invalidated if the other party fails to perform their side of the deal or if the other party acts fraudulently.   Under Common law, goods and services … Read More

Sticking Together and Emotional Divorce
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Post No.: 0531   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Fundamentally – in a marriage or long-term relationship – the big life and family goals of both partners must be aligned otherwise they might as well part ways. Problems include if the decision … Read More

Want to Make a Name for Yourself? Say Something Original
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Post No.: 0530   Furrywisepuppy says:   Any ‘health guru’ who wants to make a name for him/herself must ideally come up with some kind of proprietary USP or original piece of insight. So while passing genuinely healthy nutritional advice … Read More

Pyramid, Ponzi and Multi-Level Marketing Schemes
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Post No.: 0529   Fluffystealthkitten says:   I’m going to talk about multi-level marketing schemes, pyramid schemes and Ponzi schemes so that we can watch out for them because they’re basically scams…   Multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes involve the direct … Read More

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