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Why The Latest Technology Won’t Solve All Our Problems

How we fall for magical solutions

Top tip: don’t get photographed in the chair if you’re running for president. Photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash

There’s an old story that John F Kennedy’s father knew a stock market crash was coming in the 1930s because the man shining his shoes gave him stock tips. I don’t know how true that is, but it appears in seemingly every story about market crashes along with a picture of an old-timey shoe shiner.

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