Paradise Found

Paradise Found

In the Paradise Found series, we are describing what we find upon returning to the United States after 25 years abroad in Switzerland. It is not the same place we left. How has the U.S. changed in the last 25 years? Read on if you want to see the U.S. through fresh eyes.
Jul
15
Can Big Government Spending Make Anything Better?(Newsletter 055)

Can Big Government Spending Make Anything Better?(Newsletter 055)

I'd argue that the single greatest problem in government is lack of accountability: we look only to the desirability of the policy objective and not to how well our policies achieve the intended result.
7 min read
Jul
08
What Giving up a Little Bit of Freedom Could Get Us (Newsletter 054)

What Giving up a Little Bit of Freedom Could Get Us (Newsletter 054)

It wasn't until we moved to Switzerland and lived there a spell that the upside of knowing where people are became clearer.
8 min read
Jul
01
What if Ray Dalio is Right? (Newsletter 053)

What if Ray Dalio is Right? (Newsletter 053)

Do you think we can face our challenges honestly? Will we allow division and internal struggles to lead to decline?
5 min read
Jun
24
A Solution to the College Debt Crisis (Newsletter 052)

A Solution to the College Debt Crisis (Newsletter 052)

Because of the intense societal pressure pushing kids to go to college, among high school graduates aged 16 to 24, around 70% are enrolled in college. But did you know that fully 40% of them never complete their degree?
7 min read
Jun
14
A Guide to the Best Methods of Tire Disposal

A Guide to the Best Methods of Tire Disposal

I suppose there may be some official rules about this, so don't take my advice if you have tires to dispose of yourself.
3 min read
Jun
07
Americans Already Work Two Extra Full-Time Jobs

Americans Already Work Two Extra Full-Time Jobs

No matter what we are doing, we are now typically simultaneously consuming media in some form.
3 min read
May
31
Some Time-Savers Make Our Lives Worse

Some Time-Savers Make Our Lives Worse

It took me a couple decades at work to uncover the great risk in prioritizing getting more things done
4 min read
May
24
What's the Score, America?

What's the Score, America?

We didn't know how completely the credit industry has intertwined itself into the fabric of American life until we were on the ground.
5 min read
May
17
Going Nowhere Fast

Going Nowhere Fast

Hey airlines, newsflash: we only fly when we have absolutely no alternative. You make the U.S. Postal Service look well run.
3 min read
May
04
I Wish America had a Volume Button

I Wish America had a Volume Button

Our very attempts to escape the noise constantly around us have led to ever-escalating calls for our attention.
5 min read