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The Synchronicity Chamber

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The Magic of Moss and What It Teaches Us About the Art of Attentiveness to Life at All Scales

“Life [exists] only because of a myriad of synchronicities that bring us to this particular place at this particular moment. In return for such a gift, the only sane response is to glitter in reply.”

Maria Popova
Brain Pickings

"...the work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating; the work of creation slow, laborious and dull."

Sir Roger Scruton
Remarks - Europe at a Crossroads: The Virtue of Nationalism Conference, May 13, 2019

''The maximum pain trade''

Markets take great delight in wrong-footing the maximum number of participants.

Peter Ahluwalia, Chief Investment Officer
Swisspartners AG, Partners’ View, May 2020

The Use of Knowledge in Society

"The Use of Knowledge in Society" is an academic paper written by economist Friedrich Hayek, that was first published in 1945. At that time a clear counterargument to a planned and centralized economy, it is more actual than ever!

Friedrich A. Hayek
The American Economic Review, September 1945

''The technocracy is as much a social class as a governing body.''

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George Friedman, The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond.
Doubleday, February 2020

''All my life I’ve known better than to depend on the experts. How could I have been so stupid, to let them go ahead?''

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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63), conversation with Theodore C. Sorensen concerning the Bay of Pigs.—Sorensen, Kennedy, p. 309 (1965).

''There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.''

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Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by his alias Lenin, 1870-1924

Manchurian plague, 1910-11

In the autumn of 1910, the press in China began to report that a rare and deadly pneumonic plague had reached Harbin in the extreme Northeast of China, then known as Manchuria.

Iain Meiklejohn, Levina Basra, and Vivian Tan
DisasterHistory.org, 2016
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