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    When Short-Term Thinking Slams Into Long-Term Predicaments

    Guess which side trumps the other?
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 12:10 AM

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The tendency to make long-term decisions based on near-term data is simply part of the human condition. We tend to discount the future very heavily in favor of what's close and familiar.

The problem is that we are facing dozens of linked long-term predicaments which will require us to put off immediate satisfaction in favor of far-reaching considerations.

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