I have occasionally posted on social media about the Trump presidency, but haven’t felt moved to write something longer. I am doing so now because I…

June 2020

Writing about capitalism usually focuses, depending on ideology for this is a deeply ideological topic, on labor, markets and money. In the 20th…

March 2020

During World War II, the last truly global conflagration, and the most comparable to this one, many fought in the front lines. No expertise was needed…
Some time ago I wrote about the effect of technology on how humans communicate. I made the case that these changes are ill-perceived but are so…

June 2019

In light of Mackenzie Bezos’ recent announcement, I found myself ruminating on the circular logic behind the idea of the Giving Pledge. The Giving…

April 2017

Because I do so much long haul travel, I feel somewhat qualified to opine on the United-Dao saga. The current narrative misses two key things. The far…

November 2016

Introduction The world we know is ending; it is being made anew. And while this is timed to be published ahead of the results of the U.S. Presidential…