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The following is an excerpt from a new book by James G. Speth, America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy (Yale University Press, 2012). Speth envisions a future America in which citizens have created a sustainable and desirable society, and lived up to our present challenges. The vision is focused on America, but the lessons are relevant for many parts of the modern world.
If we manage well, we can achieve a...
In a standard test of reasoning, you are given a candle, a box of thumbtacks, and a book of matches. Your task is to attach the candle to the wall so that it does not drip onto the table below.
I thought about how to melt the wax and use it to stick the candle to the wall. What would you do?
This challenge is designed to reveal functional fixedness, mental blocks against using objects in a new way. The experience that comes...
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