Politics

These entries address politics, or how we organize ourselves in modern society
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)

Greetings friends. Identifying problems is easy. You are not the first person or the only person to detect things that
8 min read
Feb
25
Bread and Circuses (Newsletter 035)

Bread and Circuses (Newsletter 035)

We often mistake advances in technology with advances in the human condition itself.
5 min read
Dec
10
I Want It Now! (Newsletter 024)

I Want It Now! (Newsletter 024)

It seems like many politicians view themselves as entertainers first, and legislators or representatives a distant second. After all, you must be popular to be elected, the thinking goes
6 min read
Nov
26
Is Your Country A GDPaholic? (Newsletter 022)

Is Your Country A GDPaholic? (Newsletter 022)

People all over the world are telling us something about their well-being that is not being captured in measures of GDP. They are telling us this loudly and clearly if you look for the data, and policymakers are largely ignoring them.
8 min read