Is it possible to use logic, rigor, and debate to understand people, or to make them understand you?
What are the limits of the rational approach to people?
The dangers of an illiberal democracy
Over the last 80 years, most nations in Europe have moved towards democracy. Will the era of democracy end this decade?
Can you afford to buy a house in the USA?
Which year ended the American Dream: 1973, 1982, 1999 or 2008?
Why do right-wingers revere heroes who have lost wars?
George Orwell explained everything back in 1940
Why is the anti-vaccine movement growing?
Every movement consists of a highly motivated 1% but also a 90% that joins only because they are disgruntled with the status quo.
Should populist techniques, and direct referendums, be part of the progressive strategy?
Federalist or Anti-Federalist: American progressives can't decide who to follow
The importance of independent agencies: political capital and Covid-19
Politicians have limited amounts of political capital but an independent agency can have its own political capital. An example would be the Fed's…
The fog of war: how many foreigners are fighting for Ukraine?
One report says the foreigners have all gone home, another report says Ukraine has an abundance of foreign help
What is the correct label for the global economy?
It's a form of intellectual laziness to re-purpose simple labels to the meta context of international relations
The greatest irony of market economies: they rely on firms that make no profits
In a world of perfect competition, there are no profits, but in a world of monopolies, the capital and labor markets are forever in disequilibrium…
Elon Musk and the rule of law
The government has to be strong enough to enforce the law, or there is no law
Dec 8, 2022
Jack Welch regretted his choice of successor
There are techniques that can help us make the right choice even when someone is trying to charm us
Dec 4, 2022
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