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What is Worse Than Lying?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 10, 2017

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Matthew Yglesias wrote an interesting piece (well-worth the read) on truth-telling at https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/30/15631710/trump-bullshit. His premise is that lying is when a person tries to convince his audience of the veracity of a false statement. BS’ing is the term he applies to President Trump, as Trumpian statements tend to be diversions, non-sequiturs, or impertinent statements. The bottom […]

Kenneth Feinberg,Esq./Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 30, 2017

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The amazing work of attorney/mediator , Kenneth Feinberg, was recently highlighted in INC. magazine. Mr. Feinberg has settled claims in such tragedies as the 9/11 lawsuits, Agent Orange litigation, and Boston Marathon bombings. As a mediator, Mr. Feinberg has developed strategies to close out litigious matters through wise use of mediation theory. What can Mr. Feinberg […]

The President as Negotiator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 29, 2017

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One of the talents of President Trump was billed as his talent as a negotiator. Unfortunately, real estate and world politics share far less in common than we had imagined. Some of the failings of the new President center about the following character traits: You cannot promise to do something and then not do it. […]

Taking A Break/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 2, 2017

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There will be times in a mediation session where it is wise to take a break, for the day or for a long period of time. The latter advice was recently posted by the Department of Justice in New Zealand: “If you haven’t reached agreement at the end of your Family Dispute Resolution Sessions…it may […]

Trust Your Gut/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2017

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Deborah E. Lipstadt is an historian who has written much about the fact that there are still Holocaust deniers who disseminate their contorted views on the Holocaust period. In a recent article found at Esquire.Com, Jerad W. Alexander wrote a piece after interviewing Professor Lipstadt, entitled “A Holocaust Historian Explains Why People Believe Trump’s Lies”. […]

Wayne Dyer

February 5, 2017

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The late Dr. Wayne Dyer was a gifted therapist, speaker, and thinker. It is not surprising that he had a thought or two about conflict resolution. This is one such insight: “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” The Talmud, the compendium of ancient rabbinic thought, opines that in any disputed matter that is presented to […]

Mediation Creates a Space/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 14, 2016

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Attorney/Mediator Michael Aurit added his name to the many who have written articles on how to select a mediator. Attorney Aurit acknowledges the fact that his topic selection, is neither novel nor unique. However, in his article, found  on mediate.com, Mr. Auritt defines the role of the mediator in terms of her/his ability to create […]