Archive for neoliberalism

Of Digital Billionaires and Analog Beggars—Entering the Age of Disruption

We are entering a new age of robber barons who wish to disrupt our old economic and social ways. Who are these new robber barons? Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame; Michael and Xochi Birch of Bebo fame (which was sold to AOL for $850 million in 2008); Peter Thiel, an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge […]

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Of Marshmallows, Brain Plasticity and Attachment (part III)

Part I introduced the reader to the work of Walter Mischel. Mischel developed the Marshmallow Test back in the 1960s. The Marshmallow Test is used to assess the psychological dimension known as “the ability to delay gratification.” Kids assessed as “high delayers” on the Marshmallow Test tend to go on to have successful lives. High […]

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COMMENT: Liberals Suck, Conservatives Are Morons … Any Questions? (part I of II)

I wanted to title this blog post “Liberals Are from Mars, Conservatives Are from Venus,” but then I thought I would unintentionally offend John Gray and the work he does in the area of relationships. I settled on “Liberals Suck, Conservatives Are Morons.” OK, let’s try this: “Liberal Suckies Are from the Planet Suckius, Conservative […]

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Bullying: The advice you got is wrong. Here’s what really works. –

Bullying: The advice you got is wrong. Here’s what really works. – I found the above article over at, who in turn found it over at the Christian Science Monitor. The article was written by Patricia Kelley Criswell, a licensed social worker out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Criswell starts off her opinion piece by […]

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If All You Have Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

As many of you know, I’m not a big fan of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Sure, it has it’s place but that place has gotten rather large of late. Because of  pressure coming mainly from insurance companies, it often seems as if all mental health therapists have in their modality toolboxes is cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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