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
The Healing Ozone Layer is a Warning, Not a Blessing
The good news is also a warning because it reminds us how incentives drive behavior
Is There Pleasure and Profit in Walking to Places?
Is it because we're pressed for time that we don't want to get out of our cars? Or because we don't want to walk?
Do We Have Any Rights as Taxpayers? (Newsletter 075)
Only one in ten Americans trust themselves to file their tax return without outside help.
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.
The Scorecard One Year On – Is Anyone Winning? (Newsletter 071)
We can turn America's score around if we want. But first we have to accept that no one else is coming to do it for us.
The Downside to Academic Life in the United States
I can either go along and not make waves, or I can be an interesting and honest teacher who challenges students to think and learn. I'm not at all sure I can do both.
How Will America Decline?
A history of success in almost any endeavor does not guarantee success forever. In fact, it would be foolish to assume so.
Jump Right In, The Water's Fine (Newsletter 067)
With age comes a certain acceptance, if not wisdom. Because you have seen more, you take the daily outrages less personally. It's not about you, the world is just unfair sometimes.
In Strangers' Living Rooms
Every time I fly, the distance I contemplate driving to avoid flying goes up.