economicmultipliers_debatablestatements

Debatable Statements … Economic Multipliers 
Do you know what these are?
They help CREATE wealth in systems.
Debatable statements can be economic multipliers if the thinking that evolves from them helps create wealth.
For the numbered articles, these are the debatable statements … (See P.S.)
   
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Unnumbered No. 1 … Understanding the concept of economic multipliers means that you’ll more likely be able to create them … economic activity in the midst of disasters while still sustaining system losses
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No. 2 … Valuing both tool and technology people while recognizing how wealth is created is an economic multiplier
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No. 3 … Negative economic multipliers destroy wealth … things that can be avoided … teaching kids to be teachers so they develop the skills to raise their own children
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No. 4 … Wheels are economic multipliers … quality wheels and axles … taking advantage of what exists
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No. 5 … Messy houses are not economic multipliers … ‘If all of nature and organization tends to be entropic, all economic systems and applications / ideas follow a path of degradation leading to reduced economic multipliers’
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No. 6 … People can be negative economic multipliers … on purpose … just don’t let it be you or the individuals you ultimately choose as friends
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No. 7 … Libraries CAN be economic multipliers – IF you think about them like a TOOL … people who build bases of wealth that we all can draw upon
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No. 8 … Access to services creates economic multipliers … the value of affordable things like water … and hidden costs
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No. 9 … A nation’s value system can be an economic multiplier … if it helps ground people in the critical thinking skills necessary to stay out of trouble
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No. 10 … Time and energy are economic multipliers (if they ARE and CAN BE used well) … a call to youth that the law enforcement agencies need their help in dealing with the growing drug problems … in recognition that their future is at stake
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No. 11 … Time and energy are economic multipliers (if they ARE and CAN BE used well) … the danger of inappropriate photos and a call to youth to recognize that their future is at stake
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No. 12 … YOU are an economic multiplier IF you use your time and energy well … a call to youth to end cell phone and Internet cruelty … in recognition that their future is at stake
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No. 13 … YOU are an economic multiplier IF you use your time and energy well … a call to youth to learn to cultivate good neighbors simply by paying attention to what they post … in recognition that their future is at stake
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No. 14 … Thread is an economic multiplier … you can repair things … material libraries
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No. 15 … Gradients drive change and change CAN be an economic multiplier … Ben Franklin … the role of science and math in changing probabilities … lightning rods
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No. 16 … A nation that understands some basic things about math has an easier time creating economic multipliers … the amortization factor and loans … profiteering in housing markets … wet car strategies
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No. 17 … Parts can be economic multipliers ... if they find their way into 'good use '
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No. 18 … Maintenance is an economic multiplier … the value of maintenance in general … extending the life of concrete
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No. 19 … Good drainage is an economic multiplier … the benefits of drainage swales and understanding water storage
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No. 20 … Fannie Merritt Farmer (a cookbook writer and nutritionist) and the women and men like her were economic multipliers … the law of receding returns (a new concept) … raising healthy kids and adults … the diabetes epidemic due to changes in food and exercise … books for young women and men so they get the chance to develop into ‘cool’ adults
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No. 21 … Luck is an economic multiplier … education is starter luck … books which emphasize good lifelong relationships
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No. 22 … Lack of information and/or knowledge is a lack of an economic multiplier … missed opportunities on the Titanic … flood strategies … a disaster Wikipedia … kids solving problems
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No. 23 … Mini events can be economic multipliers to you (if you pay attention to the ‘worthy’ events) … fill your life with ‘worthy’ stories and details that will make a difference
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No. 24 … Knowing you can be different is an economic multiplier for you (IF you make it work for you) … it’s OK to be who you are
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No. 25 … Good judgment in problem solving is a HUGE economic multiplier for communities (and nations) … using social media to show how to solve problems and create good neighbors … not how to ‘get even’ or create problems with people
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No. 26 … Knowing what statistics to pay attention to … what probabilities will most likely have the greatest impact on your life … is an economic multiplier to you … probabilities in the context of an accident
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No. 27 … A quick response can be a HUGE economic multiplier … although this focused on the nuclear disaster in Japan, it talks about how to gingerly step on toes if a crisis occurs
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No. 28 … Brevity is an economic multiplier if the thoughts are worthy and the content is ‘complete’ … or … ‘If you can’t make your point on one double-spaced typed page, you have no point to make.’
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No. 29 … Understanding ‘energy’ is an economic multiplier for you, your community and your nation … although this focused on the nuclear disaster in Japan … it’s about how it’s good to use the weight of a problem to solve a problem if you can (in this case excess heat to drive processes)
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No. 30 … Knowing ‘what is missing’ is an economic multiplier for you, your community and your nation … although this focused on the nuclear disaster in Japan, it’s good to fill in what is missing in the event of any emergency anywhere … windup flashlights
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No. 31 … Understanding how water flows is an economic multiplier for you, your community and your nation … although this focused on the nuclear disaster in Japan, floods, waves, rainstorms, ice dam buildups, broken water pipes and any ‘excess’ inconveniently located water can create havoc
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No. 32 … The concept ‘of benefit to all’ is not an economic multiplier … people prioritize on a myriad of things and recognizing that others can think differently makes it easier to understand ‘of benefit to many’
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No. 33 … Kids books and educational materials are economic multipliers for both kids AND adults when their value is ‘maximized’ … if you want to learn something easily, start with kids books first for the ‘framework’ … and … the basics of a web page
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No. 34 … The lack of ‘a sense of time’ is a negative economic multiplier in kid’s (and adult’s) educational materials … if the world needs people who have patience, understanding how long it takes to do things in real life (versus on television) is important
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No. 35 … Electric power cords are economic multipliers.  (Guess why.) … for tools that are used sporadically, they help minimize environmental problems related to batteries
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No. 36 … A paver can be a positive or a negative economic multiplier … you can build with it or tear down societies with it 
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No. 37 … Knowing how to produce food is an economic multiplier … along with some comments on creating community-wide resources for food like fruit trees in public areas
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No. 38 … Knowing how to produce food is an economic multiplier but you need to understand soil first … a few soil basics
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No. 39 … Bees are economic multipliers so think strategically … minimizing the potential for getting into (automobile) accidents when bees or other insects invade your personal space … and a baking soda remedy
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No. 40 … Creative ideas for stocking food banks can be economic multipliers … using a partial solution to one social problem to help solve another social problem
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No. 41 … Note taking when you’re gardening or doing any type of project is a tool for evaluating your ability to create economic multipliers
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No. 42 … Pictures that tell a thousand words can be economic multipliers … photo sites are rapidly changing our ability to educate the masses and create wealth … and food production is one area where photos could have the greatest impact
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No. 43 … Good authors are economic multipliers … carefully selected books can fill many needs … and help both young, old and in-between identify how they fit into the world
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No. 44 … Understanding the significance of words can be an economic multiplier … talking points for a couple books that should be on any teenager’s (who is exposed to today’s media) reading list
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No. 45 … Knowing you can make a difference is an economic multiplier … the book Free Lunch and a 94 year old man who never stopped making a difference
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No. 46 … Knowing your ‘calling’ in life can be an economic multiplier for you … designing educational modules that allow students to learn ‘core concepts’ as they find ways to solve their community’s problems
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No. 47 … Understanding how past examples relate to today’s problems is an economic multiplier for everyone:  Example 1 … the advantage of being ‘first’ (Finnish reindeer herd example) … creating systems which help young adults (and adults of any age) get financially grounded
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No. 48 … Knowing what to fight for and why is a HUGE economic multiplier for the citizens of any country … why any strong nation needs a Federal Reserve Bank
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No. 49 … Empathy is NOT an economic multiplier … wanting people to ‘empathize’ may mean that you want people to be harmed in some way that someone else got harmed 
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No. 50 … Discount shopping and discount selling may or may not create economic multipliers for you or the businesses in your community … you should never forget that businesses need to make money
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No. 51 … Regulated utilities are economic multipliers … when ‘profits’ are guaranteed and costs must be justified in an area where almost everyone must purchase the ‘same kind’ service and infrastructure costs can be great (like electricity), regulated environments can have advantages
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No. 52 … Composting toilets COULD be an economic multiplier for the whole world … rethinking plumbing could be the key to changing a lot of people’s lives for the better
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No. 53 … Knowing who you are is an economic multiplier for you and the community you live in … IF the community values who you are … it’s possible to accomplish great things with your personal talents and interests when you have the support of people around you
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No. 54 … Understanding concepts first is an economic multiplier for anyone with an interest in science, math, product design or problem solving … given the problems that are looming like dying reefs, do we already have unapplied solutions?
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No. 55 … Understanding the significance of numbers can be an economic multiplier even if you hate the math … temperature, humidity and dew point concepts along with a rather innovative way to look at solar distillation design
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No. 56 … Understanding a few simple things about motors is an economic multiplier for you if you ever use them.
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No. 57 … Healthy kids are an economic multiplier for any community and any nation … so are healthy adults
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No. 58 … Understanding human nature is an economic multiplier for any community or nation that wants to gain value and wealth as it educates its citizens … Jerome K. Jerome was a humorous writer in the 1800’s … and his words are still relevant and humorous today
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No. 59 … Teaching kids how to plagiarize legally is an economic multiplier for any community that wants to educate its kids.  (See P.S.) … for the child who will never become a creative writer, we might want to rethink education just a bit
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No. 60 … ‘Starting small’ is an economic multiplier if you really want to get things done … if you want to accomplish anything, small consistent steps can get you there
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No. 61 … Ten degrees is an economic multiplier … in a heat wave, it’s possible for a region to help protect its own electrical grid so it does not fail
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No. 62 … Knowing what you ‘own’ is an economic multiplier for you, IF you pay attention … the concept of ownership has many facets …
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No. 63 … Believing that you can make a difference is an economic multiplier for your community and nation IF you take the time to make that difference … run for office, volunteer, work on projects … just make a difference
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No. 64 … Options are usually an economic multiplier for any community … especially when they are reducing ‘negative economic multipliers’ … creating an organization which collects used but clean medical equipment that can be borrowed can make communities much ‘luckier’
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No. 65 … Someone who knows someone who knows someone is an economic multiplier for any community if the information creates any value … if a tent city on a beach could be hit by a hurricane, send them this
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No. 66 … Understanding equivalents is an economic multiplier when you’re trying to build or maintain wealth … when you spend money on anything, you make a choice not to spend that money on something else
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No. 67 … ‘Stoplights’ are an economic multiplier for businesses if they understand and apply the concepts … a simple ‘policy’ could alleviate many workplace problems that arise between individuals
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No. 68 … 'Seeds' are economic multipliers … the wealth of any generation first lies in its ability to feed itself and the wealth it leaves behind is in any future generation’s ability to do the same
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No. 69 … ‘I don’t ever want to have to fix myself’ is an economic multiplier for any young person … recognizing addictions so you hopefully will avoid them
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No. 70 …  Bad advice is never an economic multiplier (for anyone) … how social media and adult attitudes are doing young people a disservice when they fail to emphasize constraint
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No. 71 … Being part of some network usually is an economic multiplier … the value of community ‘friends’ and establishing connections
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No. 72 … Victimizing children is never an economic multiplier for communities or nations … making good choices for children so they develop the critical thinking skills necessary to lead the nation in the future
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No. 73 … Camping skills (example 1) are an economic multiplier for any individual or community that loses power in cold weather … conserving body heat in an emergency
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No. 74 … Camping skills (example 2) are an economic multiplier for any individual or community that loses power in cold weather … safe emergency water
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No. 75 … Not knowing things can be an economic multiplier for you if it keeps you out of trouble … avoid using technology to get yourself into trouble
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No. 76 … Democratic principles are economic multipliers IF the people and the institutions that exist within their framework make them so … the strength of any nation is determines by its ‘weakest links’
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No. 77 … Understanding other people’s frames of reference is an economic multiplier for you if it helps you have a better life … supporting happy relationships and marriages
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No. 78 … Wars rarely create economic multipliers, even for the nations that like to sell weapons
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No. 79 … IF is an economic multiplier if an applied answer(s) makes it so.  (Example 1) … the value of pooling resources
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No. 80 … Parents who are good teachers are an economic multiplier for everyone
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No. 81 … Fiscal cliffs do not create economic multipliers … the challenge of problem solving in the midst of excess debt and an expanding U.S. problem expressed in terms of $50,000 job equivalents
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No. 82 … Pollution is not an economic multiplier … how Superfund has taught everyone that every nation needs help
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No. 83 … Vigilante justice is not an economic multiplier … the existence of ‘real justice’ defines any community’s and nation’s ‘interconnectedness’
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No. 84 … Reverse innovation is an economic multiplier if it makes economic sense … finding ways to balance human needs and product costs
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No. 85 … Bundling can be an economic multiplier … bundling similar kinds of cases in court systems to speed the process if it makes sense
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No. 86 … The Future (by Al Gore) is an economic multiplier IF it gets read … how controversy can limit access to knowledge and thoughtful decision-making
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No. 87 … Knowing HOW to read is an economic multiplier if you never really learned … reading strategies for the uninspired reader
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No. 88 … Small rock dams could be an economic multiplier for future generations … as a replacement for beavers, these can help arid areas establish riparian (wet) zones to help buffer climate change
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No. 89 … Sublimation is an economic multiplier … how cold dry air can help alleviate some wintertime problems
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No. 90 … Can disease be an economic multiplier? … what disease teaches us
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No. 91 … Optimization is many times an economic multiplier … optimizing on ingredients in food and an old recipe for peppernuts (Pfeffernüsse)
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No. 92 … Doomsday thinking is not an economic multiplier … for all the disasters the world has ever experienced, mankind never stops building and creating ‘cool’ things
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No. 93 … Increasing the probabilities that you create good things in life is an economic multiplier for everyone … helping others create success as you pursue your own
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No. 94 … Understanding other people’s frames of reference is an economic multiplier if it helps communities function better … how people might see you in the community
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No. 95 … People who don’t screw around are economic multipliers for businesses and society … how employees create wealth and system-wide security simply by how they do their work
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No. 96 … Trust is an economic multiplier … why societies with higher levels of trust can more easily do well 
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No. 97 … It’s possible to accidently be a negative economic multiplier for your neighbors … how gardening without knowledge can create ‘bug’ problems
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No. 98 … Religion is an economic multiplier for societies when individuals and institutions don’t get confused and think that they are God … the value of religious organizations in communities and some of the hazards
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No. 99 … Advertising is an economic multiplier if it lets people know what is available so they can make their lives easier
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No. 100 … Comments are an economic multiplier if they are constructive … creating comments that have the potential to create change
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No. 101 … Pace is an economic multiplier … adjusting to the idiosyncrasies in life
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No. 102 … Taxing capital gains like ordinary income is an economic multiplier for any nation that values the labor of ALL of its citizens
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No. 103 … Too much of almost anything (abundance) can be a negative economic multiplier
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No. 104 … Good news is an economic multiplier. … some sites to search for good news
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No. 105 … Unsolicited advice is not necessarily an economic multiplier for anyone … teaching kids biking skills
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No. 106 … A college degree is not necessarily an economic multiplier for every student but continuing education always can be … When that Piece of Paper Fails
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No. 107 … A bucket of water is an economic multiplier … wet bricks:  stronger houses
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No. 108 … Flood disasters are not an economic multiplier … the value of child’s sled … protecting cars … creating salvage strategies
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No. 109 … Forward thinking is an economic multiplier … anticipating climate change and rising water levels while valuing the future that young people want to create
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No. 110 … Elio could be an economic multiplier for the United States … expanding affordable transportation options while creating jobs
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No. 111 … Knowing what children (and adults) need to know is an economic multiplier for everyone … making sure communities can 'create' clean water in the midst of an emergency
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No. 112 … Good examples of good relationships can be economic multipliers.
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No. 113 … Shoestrings are an economic multiplier … they have many other uses beyond keeping shoes tied …
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No. 114 … ‘Only one way’ is not an economic multiplier … different ways to take care of teeth and gums
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No. 115 … ‘Smart’ software is not always an economic multiplier … different kinds of problems can show up with different kinds of ‘smart’
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No. 116 … Understanding a simple concept about cooling could be an economic multiplier for the world (Example 1) … taking advantage of the salt in seawater in tropical climates to help cool things
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No. 117 … Understanding a simple concept about cooling could be an economic multiplier for the world (Example 2) … the use of evaporative cooling for food preservation and cooling fluids
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No. 118 … Untapped markets can be an economic multiplier … the ‘winter drainage’ market
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No. 119 … Understanding a simple concept about cooling could be an economic multiplier for the world (Example 3) … the use of wicks and evaporative cooling for food preservation and cooling
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No. 120 … Lists can be an economic multiplier if they inspire behavior that helps kids have good futures … a list of things that ‘suppliers’ want for individuals who they try to lure into recreational drug use
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No. 121 … History is an economic multiplier if we pay attention to what people knew in the past … an old skill-based fiction book (Cache Lake Country), a rather inefficient passive refrigerator and thoughts on cooling air
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No. 122 … ‘Cool’ parents who raise ‘cool’ kids are economic multipliers for any family, community and nation … or … Lists can be an economic multiplier if they inspire behaviors that help kids have good futures (No.2) … Katharine Kersey's The 101 Positive Principles of Discipline
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Music is an economic multiplier if it helps keep people connected in positive ways 
… donating unused MP3 players and iPods to music and memory programs and educational institutions to enhance learning, connections and mental health
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No. 124 … Understanding the nature of racism better could be a huge economic multiplier for the United States … diffusing words while recognizing the nature of biases and the difference between private comments and public actions
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No. 125 … ‘Buyer beware’ is just as much an economic multiplier for nations as it is for individuals … privatizing Social Security and/or any other government asset/function involves risk and requires a LOT of trust.
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No. 126 … Happy-go-lucky is not an economic multiplier for any nation … how ideologies and choices can impact outcomes and the future … George Bush, Al Gore and hanging chads.
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No. 127 … Not knowing what to do is a negative economic multiplier if something needs to be done … Iraq and the difficulty in exiting any country in a region of instability
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No. 128 … The ‘Rule of 72’ is an economic multiplier if it helps people understand the value of saving money for their future … how a simple number like 72 can help you understand how compound interest helps you save money and grow investments
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No. 129 … Awareness can be an economic multiplier for any individual, family or community … the short- and long-term damage to individuals, organizations and communities when individuals who have a fascination with ‘skanky’ photos are not identified and kept in check
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No. 130 … ‘Duh’ is not an economic multiplier … the lack of sense in knowing that water is on Mars without knowing how to extract potable water economically from the oceans on earth
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No. 131 … I hope that some history about health will be an economic multiplier for young people and individuals who give food and drinks to kids … don’t aspire to get black / rotting teeth and know the impact of the foods and drinks given to children
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No. 132 … The ‘yes means yes’ law could be an economic multiplier for millions of Americans and others throughout the world … using the California law as one stepping stone to protect the health of individuals and the nation
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No. 133 … Speed is not always an economic multiplier … the value of driving in a manner where you are able to slow down or stop if you need to or are supposed to
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No. 134 … Photos of dew on just about anything could be an economic multiplier for future generations … nature’s beauty (and efficiency) ... highlighted in pictures … could be the inspiration for elegantly designed small and large-scale solar distillation units … while giving young people the chance to use their technological and creative skills to help prevent rising sea levels and future water and food shortages
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No. 135 … Good eyesight is an economic multiplier … spending time outside helps preserve ‘distance’ vision and protecting the eyes just makes sense
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No. 136 … Teaching all young people how to swaddle a baby could be an economic multiplier for families, communities and nations … knowing how to swaddle a child (and positively discipline them) can create better relationships and bonds between parents and children and help prevent child abuse
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No. 137 … Optimism is an economic multiplier … kids with constructive hopes and dreams who search for and find paths to ‘build’ the world are our future’s economic multipliers
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No. 138 … A ‘no snacking’ policy could be an economic multiplier for everyone … food rules outlined in the book French Kids Eat Everything (Karen Le Billon) could help many adults promote better eating habits for themselves and their children (and, as an added bonus, help them develop stronger family relationships … as long as they don’t start fighting about food!)
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No. 139 … Physical therapists are an economic multiplier … the value of exercise and the people who know the easiest way to help things heal when any injury occurs.
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No. 140 … Disagreement is an economic multiplier … particularly if it could save a young person’s life … how laws related to ‘rights’ help safeguard citizens and how laws (and U.S. Supreme Court precedents) can also place them in jeopardy
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No. 141 … Windows of opportunity are an economic multiplier … periods of lower prices (such as for gas) free up money which can used to create economic multipliers for the individuals who can take advantage of the lower prices (This doesn’t mean you should buy something you do not need because the price is too good to pass up!).
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No. 142 … Budgets are an economic multiplier … If you have an income stream that is sufficient, a budget is the best way to achieve long-term financial goals.
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No. 143 … Knowing what ‘fun’ is not could be an economic multiplier for you … the lack of value in ‘humiliating’ other people
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No. 144 … Business anomalies can be odd and hard to evaluate in the context of economic multipliers … It’s possible for business ‘opportunities’ to actually create business ‘losses’
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No. 145 … Leaders can be economic multipliers … Who is going to lead when it comes to making the water in the oceans and saline aquifers economical and viable sources of water for millions and possibly billions of people around the world?
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No. 146 … Learning about and possibly partnering with AARP could be an economic multiplier for many young people … The American Association for Retired People is a political organization that young people can learn from and even partner with to help create a good landscape for their own futures.
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No. 147 … Understanding volatility in the stock market is an economic multiplier if you ever invest in stocks … why it’s easier for wealthy people to make money … how the ability to get into and out of the market easily (as a result of a good base of wealth and/or income) changes the ability to make good returns in the stock market
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No. 148 … Healthy feet are an economic multiplier … a few tips related to foot care so feet ‘age well’ and help you stay happy, healthy and mobile.
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No. 149 … Nature is an economic multiplier (and teacher) for mankind … Nature has many different ways of spreading seeds, propagating plants and promoting biodiversity.
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No. 150 … Anticipating the future (re. wheeled transportation) could be a huge economic multiplier for future generations … self-driving vehicles, rent a ramp, dealing with changing dynamics to keep older generations mobile.
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No. 151 … Understanding ‘time’ could be an economic multiplier for a lot of younger people … If the younger generations recognize how ‘time’ can affect the legislation that gets passed, perhaps they won’t be so eager to try recreational marijuana and will recognize its true value … in the medicinal world.
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No. 152 … ‘I wish I had known’ could be an economic multiplier for some young person if no one else is around to tell them … Good things to know about teams, teammates, teamwork, coaching, how to develop into a physically, mentally and emotionally healthy person and how to help others do the same.
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No. 153 … Consumer Reports’ is an economic multiplier and has been for years … the value one organization has provided for consumers everywhere  and the value of being able to evaluate product reviews
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No. 154 … People who make ‘big and positive differences’ are an economic multiplier for everyone … a mini cross comparison between individuals who force others to flee their homelands and individuals who make their homelands worthy places to live … featuring Nicholas Locke and an 8-year build a rainforest project
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No. 155 … This will never happen (#1):  If it did, it would be a HUGE economic multiplier for the United States … a 5 cent fee on trades executed in U.S. markets and how the money could be used to create HUGE economic multipliers for the United States and its citizens if it was ‘invested’ … with individuals choosing how they would invest ‘their money.’ 
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No. 156 … This will never happen (#2):  If it did, it would be a HUGE economic multiplier for the United States … a 5 cent tax on every gallon of fossil fuel sold in the United States to specifically be used to permanently monitor and/or abandon ‘in limbo’ offshore oil wells … to help prevent future environmental disasters and minimize the impacts of an economic disaster
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No. 157 … This will never happen (#3):  If it did, it would be a HUGE economic multiplier for the United States … employee level Social Security and Medicare taxes applied to individual revenue streams exceeding $500,000 per year … while using this potential government revenue stream in a visible and measurable way to support wealth creating and retaining projects
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No. 158 … Helping parents ‘parent’ challenging kids is an economic multiplier for any nation … tips for making ‘challenging’ parenting less challenging ... and tips for surrounding children with positive support networks
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No. 159 … ‘Easier’ is an economic multiplier (No. 1) … a technique for more easily cleaning out a refrigerator with tips on extending its useful life
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No. 160 … Good relationships are an economic multiplier any time of the year … some thoughts on building good relationships, strong families and highly skilled kids
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No. 161 … Ten degree thinking could be a HUGE economic multiplier for future generations.  If current ‘leaders’ plan for a temperature increase of 10 degrees, 100 years from now, future generations will have a lot of reasons to thank them.
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No. 162 … Adoptive parents can be economic multipliers if you know how to adopt them (No. 1) … worthy knowledge and good advice are found in so many places, it’s mindboggling.
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No. 163 … Less flooding can be an economic multiplier for communities … the ‘little’ things … like clearing storm drains … that homeowners can do to help minimize damage from melting snow and ice.
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No. 164 … RELEVANCE is an economic multiplier (No. 1) … evaluating the selection of a good Supreme Court candidate is easier if you pay attention to RELEVANCE.
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No. 165 … RELEVANCE is an economic multiplier (No. 2) … the selection of state Supreme Court judges and how politics can affect RELEVANCE.
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No. 166 … Horoscopes can be an odd sort of economic multiplier … horoscopes can spur thought and one did regarding how easy it is for me to become more judgmental as I think of new laws the United States needs.
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No. 167 … Horoscopes can be an odd sort of economic multiplier … horoscopes can spur thought and one did regarding how easy it is for me to become more judgmental as I think of new laws the United States needs.
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No. 168 … Plumbing tips are an economic multiplier if your toilet won’t flush because you lack incoming water … tips on assessing your ‘sanitary’ situation and responding appropriately.
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No. 169 … Knowing how ‘smart’ a nation’s citizens are is an economic multiplier for any nation … How people perceive ‘intelligence’ greatly impacts the quality of life that people share in communities.
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No. 170 … Poverty is not an economic multiplier (No. 1) … the ability to build and amass wealth is one of the greatest economic multipliers most nations will ever have along with thoughts on changes in the tax code and using a cell phone to ‘BE the power’
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No. 171 … Eggs are an economic multiplier … Eggs provide extraordinary nutritional value for the price and because they are so versatile with vegetables and fruits, even more value when trying to help kids connect to a broad range of foods.
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No. 172 … Poverty is not an economic multiplier.  (No. 2) … Is there value in spending huge sums of money on Olympic Games and the associated infrastructure in a world filled with children whose needs go unmet?
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No. 173 … Poverty is not an economic multiplier.  (No. 3) … Should a university education be 'free' or should our 'leaders' be asking whether a high school education should be 'free'?  What exactly is leadership?
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No. 174 … Poverty is not an economic multiplier.  (No. 4) … Opportunities and wealth go hand in hand with the acquisition of knowledge, tools and skills … the value of knowing how to use saws and the value of learning how to create enjoyable skill-building relationships.
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No. 175 … Poverty is not an economic multiplier.  (No. 5) … What societies lose when they ignore the best of the best ideas – evaluating Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (1957)
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No. 176 … Poverty is not an economic multiplier.  (No. 6) … ‘Peace’ marches are not always about peace.  Peace ‘projects’ which create greater wealth in communities usually are.
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No. 177 … Poverty is not an economic multiplier.  (No. 7) … Understanding the ‘math’ of economic multipliers makes it much easier to create them.
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No. 178 … Poverty is not an economic multiplier.  (No. 8) … Steps for getting a snowblower going, how the skills that older people pass on are economic multipliers, bridging the gap between the young and old and the economic multipliers of volunteers
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No. 179 … Poverty is not an economic multiplier.  (No. 9) … finding paths to prevent the devastation which would occur if ocean water levels continue to rise
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No. 180 … Poverty is not an economic multiplier.  (No. 10) … the judicious application of knowledge and the extraordinary value of learning how to read 
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No. 181 … ‘Capital’ is an economic multiplier … The long-term accumulation of capital helps create current and future economic multipliers.
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No. 182 … Good processes are an economic multiplier (No. 1) … a process to help young people develop a broader base of good relationships and the Teach Me How game
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No. 183 … Good intent can be an economic multiplier or good processes are an economic multiplier (No. 2) … the value of educating young people into complete processes and a better understanding of community connections so they know how to build luck into their lives
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No. 184 … The ability of young children to express ‘gratitude’ is an economic multiplier … as gratitude is linked to the happiness and stability of individuals and societies.
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No. 185 … Birds are an economic multiplier … how critical masses of people of any age can make a difference in the world ...
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No. 186 … Spatulas are an economic multiplier … how the use of a simple kitchen spatula can add a bit of economic value to a household ...
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No. 187 … Distress is not an economic multiplier  expanding responses to shifting work and economic circumstances in families ...
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P.S.  Note:  I sometimes change my mind … particularly when it comes to the potential for technology to help create wealth … IF that is what we use it for.