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Don't be a pessimist. It only sounds smart.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Monday
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Why pessimism sounds smart:

I’ve realized a new reason why pessimism sounds smart: optimism often requires believing in unknown, unspecified future breakthroughs—which seems fanciful and naive. If you very soberly, wisely, prudently stick to the known and the proven, you will necessarily be pessimistic.
No proven resources or technologies can sustain economic growth. The status quo will plateau. To expect growth is to believe in future technologies. To expect very long-term growth is to believe in science fiction.
No known solutions can solve our hardest problems—that’s why they’re the hardest ones.

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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.