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Living the Creative Life

Introduction

What does it take to make a person creative?  Endless experimentation, trying new things, and varying the way one absorbs knowledge.  Aim for the top, and you might not get there, but you will at least get near to the top.  In the words of Carlos Castaneda, choose a path with a heart and follow it.  Early on, I chose the path of truth.  Math and science were logical extensions of that path.  I did not understand some things, but I would note them in my mind and sooner or later an explanation would emerge.  When some would call it black and others call it white, I looked for the underlying truth, the gray area where both were partially true in certain ways, where one fit better in certain circumstances and the other fit better in other circumstances.  Ambiguity was not to be tolerated; exploration would clear up the ambiguity eventually.  How the world worked was an endless process of discovery.  Each of the major areas of life was meant to be mastered eventually, leave no stone unturned.  I had no sense of self worth until I got a 100 in an arithmetic exam in the 3rd grade.  Later I tied for highest in the state on a Mathematics Association of America exam in high school.  So I asked for the toughest four year program at the University of Wisconsin, Electrical Engineering, and made four honor societies graduating from the 3rd ranked such program in the nation.  Following a fiancé to Oregon, I fell out of love for her and into love of that state.  Out of work, I got an MBA at Oregon State University because of low tuition and a required Econometrics course.  After a year in LifeSpring trainings I decided on a career leading to the US presidency.  Five years later, I discovered the bar chart that began Peace Economics.  I wrote Peace Economics in 1986, three years after the bar chart discovery, developing the next theory of macroeconomics in the process, with a .999 correlation of a simple sixty year model of US economics.  So I changed my goals to science and by May 1991 I had published the theory of the global warming and cooling cycle.  The world has still not beaten a path to my door, so now I’ve been marketing ever since.  I earned a doctorate in 2009, and got a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in early 2016, and wrote two Encyclopedia of War entries in October 2016.

Childhood

It began with my mother reading to me at bedtime.  Then it went into Erector Sets, Lincoln Logs, and American Bricks, and of course Building Blocks.  Then my uncle said he might become an engineer.  Then I beat my older brother and cousin at checkers, even though grandpa, a law school valedictorian and politician had taught them the game. Then there was the wonderful Time Life Mathematics book, and World Book Encyclopedias. The four of us kids would play board games together, like Monopoly and Careers.  We would play baseball and football out in the street with neighbor kids, and build fox and goose trails in the snow in winter.  In summer we would explore the local parks and arboretum, and sometimes bike five miles out in the country to catch frogs in the back of the state fish hatchery property.  Toads were found in the arboretum near the Wingra Park lagoon.  Estes rockets would sometimes parachute into the top of a tree.  In kindergarten I loved art, and in the third grade developed a lifelong love of arithmetic and mathematics.

Adolescence

Then my love of games took a leap upward with the discovery of Avalon Hill wargames at age 11.  At first I played my older brother at these games, never letting him win, and then I discovered the opponents wanted ads in the Avalon Hill General and soon played many people older than me, never losing.  For ten years I averaged 15 hours a week in wargames in the high school college age years.  I developed a specialty in World War II history by age 16, stunning my high school American history teacher in the final exam on exactly that topic. Then I won the art, science and mathematics awards in my class of 210 in my college prep Catholic high school.  I developed the philosophy of doing my homework and getting good grades, but stretching my mind with new things outside of the schoolwork in the rest of my life.

Young Adult

I had been mistaken for a priest, a lawyer, and a political science major in my twenties.  A dutiful Catholic, I went to church every Sunday until age 23, and then tried four other religions, Baha’i at age 25, Religious Science founded by Ernest Holmes who wrote the book “The Science of the Mind” about metaphysics in the late twenties, Nichiren Shushu Buddhism, the top religion of Japan, at 32 for two years of morning and evening chanting.  Then at age 36 I settled on Unitarianism.  I studied the “Teachings of Jesus” for four years of Sunday afternoon studies at the Quakers around age 50.  I ended up agreeing with Marcus Borg of the Jesus Seminar scholars that Jesus primarily opposed the domination systems of the rich and the Pharisees.  Elitism alienates those in power from the rest of us in a way that ends up self limiting them.  My twenties were very experimental years of consciousness raising.  Listening Exercises at 21, Social Liturgy Wednesdays at the Newman Center at age 23, Experimental College courses taken or taught at age 25, YMCA Singles Association age 27-29 becoming a certified group leader and elected president, 400 hours of LifeSpring trainings at age 28, and then a leap into politics at age 29 to 43 in Eugene Oregon.

Politics

My politics began with 400 meetings of events in the Community Calendar and Political Calendar at age 29, where I learned a little bit about everything in that world, from the Citizens Party and Libertarians to the Jailers Convention.  I attended all four political weekly discussion groups, Demo Forum, Labor Forum, Rubicon Society, and Republican Roundtable. I got involved in local government, state legislatures, and county, congressional, and state levels of the Democratic Party of Oregon.  I was elected or appointed delegate or chairman or executive committee at many levels of the party, including writing the National Delegate Selection plan for the state and later being elected National Convention Delegate under that plan.  I was on the Electoral College slate in 1984, and invited to the Clinton Inauguration in 1993.

Science

Social scientists and academics are a very skeptical crowd.  Peace Economics was very popular until the end of the Cold War.  Not knowing academics before my dissertation in 2009, I made a lot of mistakes and missed a lot of opportunities to accredit my work.  Doing work an order of magnitude beyond the Economists and Global Warming scientists does not sit well with the powers that be.  My in depth interdisciplinary background in nine fields essential to the development of Peace Economics left me without a peer group primed and ready to understand me.  There was so much the academic community needed to learn to catch up with me, yet I didn’t have time for several dissertations in the arcane details of several fields trapped in silo thinking.  Just as five religions helped me triangulate better to the see the real truths, so did the nine fields of math, wargaming, science, engineering, accounting, business, politics, peace economics, and global warming.  Looking at things from the overall picture is just not the same as looking as things from the bottom up.  Triangulating from a variety of fields is not the same as mastering the arcane details of any one field.  Both economics and climate change theory have huge blind spots.

Summary

Throughout this time I was guided by honesty, dislike of bullies, and the search to understand everything about how the world works.  Building a scientific model of the world was my North Star.  Endless experimentation and experiencing were my methods.  Along the way I learned to identify key facts, to take one good new understanding from every new experience, meeting, or lecture.  This gave me excellent long term memory sometimes at the sacrifice of short term memory.  It also explains how I’m better at math, science, and vocabulary, than at reading comprehension.  Thus I’m good at abstract thinking and especially good at summarizing.

Links to Resume and peer reviewed Technical Peace Economics respectively:

https://www.academia.edu/15878982/RESUME

https://www.academia.edu/23034796/TECHNICAL_Peace_Economics_8p._2014-2016

Professor Robert Reuschlein, Dr. Peace, Real Economy Institute,                         Nominated and vetted for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016 and 2017,                                       Contact bobreuschlein@gmail.com Info www.realeconomy.com

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Hottest Downloads All Time

Particularly since my SAGE Encyclopedia of War Entries came out in October 2016, my international downloads from my academia.edu website have tripled.  Here are the hottest papers, mainly since then and since my Nobel Peace Prize nomination in early 2016.  USA interest has stayed about the same, but international interest has exploded.  These are listed by title first, then downloads, then views, then percentage of downloads per view.  Ranked by downloads, some long standing articles have as many downloads as the end of the list, but rank low on percentage so are not included.  These eight are the hotties that you may have missed and want to take a second look at.  They cover a good cross section of my most important work.

 

Military Economy, Direct 11, 15 pages, 54/65=83%

Here are the realities of the military economy, simply by studying the historical data looking for the obvious patterns, with a huge boost from Ruth Sivard’s bar charts.  Economists have talked themselves out of the scientific method as a physicist or engineer would understand it.  They are unfortunately convinced that a scientific analysis of the historical data can never lead to a science of economics.  Their belief system has stopped them from making the progress I easily made as an engineer.

https://www.academia.edu/31717739/Military_Economy_Direct_11_2013-2016_15_pages

 

SAGE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF WAR, 6 pages, 50/93=54%

Releasing this last October 2016 lead to a tripling of the rate of international downloads the last six months, as the combination of peer review and the Nobel Peace Prize nomination boosted my international credibility.  I am holding back some of my best work for release in a comprehensive book, as piecemeal release only benefits certain specialized publications and not the general understanding.

https://www.academia.edu/28849523/SAGE_POLITICAL_ECONOMY_OF_WAR_2016_6p

 

High Interest Releases, 12 pages, 23/36=64%

Readers have scoured the older releases for a few good gems.  Here they are, a motley lot, but with very interesting implications for understanding our world and my discoveries better.  I especially like the one on how civilizations evolve with temperature changes. https://www.academia.edu/29770996/HIGH_INTEREST_Releases_2013-2014_12p

 

History Presidents Military Economy, 3 pages, 21/34=62%

I received multiple requests for an article on this subject, but I have refrained to accumulate more interest in a book.  Nevertheless, this is a good beginning on why one advisor has recommended that I concentrate on publishing with the economic historians.  The Great Depression and World War II are especially significant. https://www.academia.edu/4044532/HISTORY_Presidents_Military_Economy_1910-2009_3p._2013

 

Framework for Academic Class, 6 pages, 20/60=33%

This outlines the basics of a class taught around this material, including subjects for about 30 class periods, my own multidisciplinary background that made this all possible, and a summary of the 13 key high correlations that define the general subject matter.

https://www.academia.edu/11786950/FRAMEWORK_For_Academic_Class_six_pages_2015

 

Militarism Control Empire Social Decay, 6 pages, 18/50=36%

This is where I begin the discussion of the social decay of empire, linking the multiple lines of fracture of the society with the whole process of depleting the economic engine of the society as the first domino in a series of important dominoes that fall together.

https://www.academia.edu/11421799/MILITARISM_CONTROL_Empire_Social_Decay_WWW_6p

 

SAGE Military Keynesianism, 5 pages, 10/27=37%

This second SAGE encyclopedia of war entry has been recommended by an oil country former finance minister with one million views on his academia.edu website.  Explains the main flaw in Keynes’ theory, the assumption that non-productive work still can stimulate the economy.

https://www.academia.edu/29175791/SAGE_Military_Keynesianism_October_12_2016_5_p

 

Wars, Coldest Year, 2 pages, 8/21=38%

Looking over several of the earth cycle press releases, this one has stood out as a very interesting finding that major wars tend to break out at the end of two or three year cooling spells.  Of course, this also happens after the 27 years of plenty have creating a new world order, and, as that prosperity begins to fade tensions are at a peak.

https://www.academia.edu/5479721/WARS_Coldest_Year_Weather_Wealth_and_Wars_2p._1999

Still, I personally recommend these 9 pages for better understanding about the global warming cycle:

https://www.academia.edu/6002772/WEATHER_CYCLE_5_p._from_WWW_course_1997_9p._2014

 

Professor Robert Reuschlein, Dr. Peace, Real Economy Institute, Nominated and vetted for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016 and 2017, Contact  bobreuschlein@gmail.com Info www.realeconomy.com

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