Why I Don’t Have Free Will (and Neither Do You)

You are free to make choices, but you have no freedom in the matter.

Sam Harris presents this idea in his 2012 book, Free Will. Harris argues that we’re all products of our genes, our luck, and our experiences.

Free Will is an Illusion.

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Betting on the Boardwalk
Six Trump Tactics for Deal Making

In 1975, Trump hears of a casino worker strike at two Hilton hotels. When he learns that those two casino locations account for 40% of Hilton’s global profits, Trump decides to get in the casino business. Continue reading “Betting on the Boardwalk
Six Trump Tactics for Deal Making”

Reciprocity at the Car Dealership

I can barely feel my fingers. The wind whips while I work in the wintry 6° weather. Fahrenheit.

My car’s alarm won’t stop sounding since I tried, and failed, to jumpstart the car. It’s a constant blast of the horn.

Cars have been trouble since the day they were invented. Photo "Changing a Tire" by Don O'Brien, Flick, CC-By-2.0
Cars have been trouble since the day they were invented. Photo “Changing a Tire” by Don O’Brien, Flick, CC-By-2.0

Now I’m trying to silence the alarm with some key trickery that the dealership is suggesting over the phone. I can barely hear anything over the car’s alarm.

“Turn it left for ten seconds,” he says. “No, wait, try turning the key to the right.” Continue reading “Reciprocity at the Car Dealership”