Practice makes automatic

Practice makes automatic. Not better

It has been said that practice makes perfect. But it really doesn’t. In the past, I’ve modified the saying to “practice makes permanent”. That’s a better way to look at practice. But now I think there may be even a better way to think of practice. I think it’s more precise to say, “practice makes automatic”. […]

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Vision or character. Which is more important?

Andy Stanley says: “We value integrity but we follow clarity.” “Clarity trumps integrity every time.” “We follow those who are clear about what the future looks like.” Is he right? Could this explain why the US has nominated (presumptively, of course) the two most untrustworthy party nominees in American history? Does this explain Adolph Hitler? […]

Transgender

Wading into the transgender debate

A few years ago, I did a series on homosexuality. I’m going to link a few of the posts below. This week, I hope to summarize a couple of these posts and reframe them in the context of transgender issues. I have no answers, but hope to shed some light on the topic from past […]

Does Facebook suppress conservative news and views?

The cynical underlying reality is that Facebook does not wish to appear heartless, but does not (yet) have the more subtle manipulative institutions that newspapers and TV stations have developed over decades or even centuries. They clumsily act in a politically correct manner, without proper institutional camouflage, and now they are being called on it. […]

United Healthcare

United Healthcare is leaving ObamaCare. It’s a big deal, and here’s why

Despite being the largest health insurer in the country (pending the merger of Aetna and Cigna), United Healthcare is leaving ObamaCare in 2017 in all but a handful of states. Why? “The smaller overall market size and shorter-term higher risk profile within this market segment continue to suggest we cannot broadly serve it on an […]

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EnNovo Radio Launch: The Law of Unintended Consequences & the Rise of Trump and Sanders

Companies are not squarely to blame for the anger and frustration that have so warped this presidential primary season. Nor are they entirely innocent. The growing economic inequality that polarizes U.S. politics is not merely the inevitable result of our free-market system; it is also a consequence of the choices our business leaders make. And those choices have contributed to the anti-business attitude that both parties have embraced.

But it’s not just business that has contributed to this attitude. Government regulation has pushed business, giving rise to the Law of Unintended Consequences. And the law of unintended consequences has real impact of how businesses work to bypass regulations.

A real example of this law may explain the rise of the Trump and Bern movement in American politics. Free Trade Agreements. Listen and comment.

SHOW NOTES:

The Law of Unintended Consequences

How Big Business Created the Politics of Anger

Pat Caddell: ‘The American People Have Figured Out They’ve Been Screwed’ By Free Trade