Politics

These entries address politics, or how we organize ourselves in modern society
Jan
27
Crowd of people on a city street

The West Owes this Couple a Huge Thank You

The Population Bomb was entirely wrong, but it helped persuade our greatest competitor to curb their growth
4 min read
Dec
23
Book cover excerpt showing a small globe and the words "A global economy that works for progress, people and planet"

Stakeholder Capitalism: the Myth, the Misunderstanding, and a Lie

Delivering shareholder value is entirely consistent with taking a long-term view. And short-term profits have nothing to do with it.
7 min read
Nov
18
Facade of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, seen from the edge of the National Gallery sculpture garden

What Will You Make That Lasts? (Newsletter 073)

There's always someone saying the system doesn't work perfectly. And they're almost always right.
6 min read
Sep
16
When Leadership Fails (Newsletter 064)

When Leadership Fails (Newsletter 064)

There are many reasons to believe that people are the same everywhere with similar hopes and dreams. We just want to be left alone to live our lives in peace.
6 min read
Aug
26
America's Archduke Ferdinand Moment (Newsletter 061)

America's Archduke Ferdinand Moment (Newsletter 061)

We are once again awash with young radicals who believe passionately in their issue. So passionately that they are willing to do anything to achieve their goals.
5 min read
Aug
19
Yeah, We Probably Shouldn't Be Voting (Newsletter 060)

Yeah, We Probably Shouldn't Be Voting (Newsletter 060)

When we delegate to politicians our obligations as citizens, we are at the mercy of our politicians faithfully executing our wishes.
6 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
May
13
Whom Would You Vote To Banish? (Newsletter 046)

Whom Would You Vote To Banish? (Newsletter 046)

If you want to preserve harmony in society, while still maintaining democratic values, what better way than periodically reminding people that their behavior has consequences?
5 min read
Apr
01
If You Don't Know The Costs Of Your Solution, You're Part Of The Problem (Newsletter 040)

If You Don't Know The Costs Of Your Solution, You're Part Of The Problem (Newsletter 040)

Here's where things get difficult fast: identifying which problems are worth focusing on, and which solutions are worth pursuing among many possible approaches.
8 min read