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That Unpronounceable Symbol Used by Prince as the World’s First Emoji

The Unpronounceable Symbol Used by Prince as the World’s First Emoji   April 22, 2016, Austin, Texas — There is a strong argument that yet another of Prince’s major achievements was to create either the world’s first emoji or a strong predecessor  to the current Emoji phenomenon. In 2014, the Global Language Monitor announced that […]

Are Superdelegates Just Another Form of Voter Suppression?

Over the last several election cycles charges of ‘voter supression’ are often hurled against what used to be termed the ‘Loyal Opposition’. Most recently, the idea of using a photo ID for identification is flash point, with one side suggesting that those living on the margins of society frequently do not have the wherewithal to afford picture […]

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Zika Virus’ Growing Impact on the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

  First Independant Measurement of the Impact of the Zika Virus on the Rio Games Impact on the Games Themselves  Growing Steadily Significant Impact on Sponsors Varies by Sponsor   March 22, 2016 Austin, TexasIn the first independant analysis of the impact of the Zika Virus on the Rio Summer Games, the Global Language Monitor […]

The ThoughtTopper Institute: About

The articles included in this ThoughtTopper Institute series, were first drafted  by Paul JJ Payack during the initial days of the so-called Great Recession.  Subsequently the originals were expanded with Edward ML Peters, Ph.D and published in The Hill and other publications.  The premise of the original articles was that economists and politicians had missed […]

ThoughtTopper Institute: Settled Science

  Phrase of the Day:  Settled Science As thoughtful readers have learned since the launch of the Global Language Monitor in the fall of 2003all objectivity in media is suspect, and for good reason.  The non-bias claimed on all sides of the political equation is itself, biased, since all media have come to see their particular viewpoint as objective […]

The ThoughtTopper Institute: Obama the Intellectual

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The ThoughtTopper Institute: The Global Economic Restructuring

What we are experiencing is not a recession, neither great nor small, but rather a global transference of wealth, power and prestige on an unprecedented level, carried out, in von Clausewitzs wordsby other means’.”  This post first appeared on The Hill November 3, 2010.  It is about time that we admit that what we […]

ThoughtTopper Institute: Re-naming the Great Recession

A Retrospective on the Great Recession that Began Ten Years Ago This Month   AUSTIN, Texas,  August 9, 2011.  Words have power. Names have power.   Three years ago we spoke to Newsweek about what should the then-current/still-current economic crisis be named. TheGreat Recessionwas favored by the New York Times and eventuallycertifiedby […]

ThoughtTopper Institute: An American ‘Lost Decade’

What we are experiencing is not a recession, neither great nor small, but rather a global transference of wealth, power and prestige on an unprecedented level, carried out, in von Clausewitzs wordsby other means’.” November 30, 2010.  Where do we go from here?  We’ve already established that this is not a typical business cycle and this […]

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