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Charles Wheelan

Charles J. Wheelan is an American professor, journalist, speaker, and is the founder and co-chairman of Unite America. Wheelan is the author of Naked Statistics, Naked Economics, and Naked Money. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate in the special election for Illinois's 5th congressional district, the seat vacated by Rahm Emanuel.

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Economics is like gravity: Ignore it and you will be in for some rude surprises. β€” Β© Charles Wheelan
Economics is like gravity: Ignore it and you will be in for some rude surprises.
A market economy is to economics what democracy is to government: a decent, if flawed, choice among many bad alternatives.
Being great involves luck, and unique circumstances, and a lot of other forces beyond your control. You can’t just make it happen by working more or trying harder. There is an irony here, of course. The less you think about being great, the more likely it is to happen. And if it doesn’t, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being solid.
Read obituaries. They are just like biographies, only shorter. They remind us that interesting, successful people rarely lead orderly, linear lives.
Change is inevitable; but progress depends on what we do with that change.
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