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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Americans Already Work Two Extra Full-Time Jobs
No matter what we are doing, we are now typically simultaneously consuming media in some form.
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
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.
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.
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.