Itinerant market research consultant (retired).

BSc Psychology (Economics ancillary) University College London 1965

London, UK.

Favourite quotes –

First, one from David Hume that I think I don’t like, because it appears to approve of an inevitable truth, a fact of the universe, especially if we take care to call curiosity a passion

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them

To my mind it is better stated without approval or disapproval as something inevitable, but which may end up for the  good or the bad, depending…

The intellect is the slave of the emotions

One (attributed to) Albert Einstein circa 1920:

This world is a strange madhouse. Currently, every coachman and every waiter is debating whether relativity theory is correct. Belief in this matter depends on political affiliation.

One (definitely) from Kurt Vonnegut:

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

One (definitely) from Upton Sinclair:

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.


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