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COMMENTARY: Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Violence

  The following is the transcript of a video presentation by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, which was published in MedScape on August 6, 2019: COMMENTARY Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Violence This transcript has been edited for clarity. This past weekend, in a little over 24 hours, gun violence claimed the lives of 30 …

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A Primer on Behavioral Finance (courtesy of Aberdeen standard)

Introduction What is behavioural finance? What behaviours prevent us from making the right investment choices? How can we improve our investment decision making? The study of behavioural economics allows us to better understand the decisions we make. We show how behavioural finance can lead to better investment decision making. We explore the inherent biases we …

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Decisions about money aren’t always rational – Check the Mirror!

The following article, by  Anna-Louise Jackson, was published in  The Seattle Times business section on Nov 29, 2018. The article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Anna-Louise Jackson is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: ajackson@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @ALJax7. ——————————————– Looking for someone to blame for the not-so-stellar performance of your investment …

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Trump Administration Attempts Censoring Center for Disease Control’s Use of Words

The following is excerpted from MedScape:   COMMENTARY:  Censoring the CDC Is Scary and Crazy, Says Ethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD.  December 18, 2017.  In Medscape   What Kind of Government Bans Legitimate Words? On Friday, December 15, the Washington Post reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had been banned from …

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No Wage Growth and our HUGE Increase in Income Inequality Kills American Marriages

That’s right, the chart shows that those reporting their marriage was “very happy” declined 8% over the last 42 years, from 68% to 60%. Over the same period, income inequality in America has sky-rocketed to the levels seen in third world countries like Uganda, Venezuala, Morocco, Tunisia and Thailand.  We’re less equal than all the …

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