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Volume 19 No. 6 • July 2016


APPETIZERS

A passage from George Orwell’s iconic novel 1984 reads: “Who controls the past...controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. “Reality control,” they called it: in Newspeak, “doublethink.”

“Doublethink is essentially a form of cognitive dissonance in which one holds contradictory ideas in their mind, and accepts both as reality. Doublethink is everywhere. Every human being compartmentalizes to some extent.”

— Rob Knowles
http://constitution.com/author/rob-knowles
(downloaded 5-16-16)

People in volatile economies do not invest, because it is better to spend now than have their earnings lose value tomorrow.

The development of a future orientation requires stability and consistency in the present, or people cannot make reasonable estimates of the future consequences of their actions.

THE LESS PEOPLE CAN RELY ON THE PROMISES OF GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTIONS, AND FAMILIES, THE MORE THEY ESCHEW THE FUTURE AND FOCUS ON THE PRESENT, CREATING A WORLD OF YES AND NO, BLACK AND WHITE, IS AND IS NOT, RATHER THAN ONE FILLED WITH MAYBES, CONTINGENCIES, AND PROBABILITIES. (Emphasis added.)

— Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd, The Time Paradox, Free Press, 2008

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