Cowen’s First Law, as stated by Economist Tyler Cowen says the following: “There is something wrong with everything (by which I mean there are few decisive or knockdown articles or arguments, […]
I was raised in the Catholic Church. I went to Catholic school. Like most young children I believed what I told to believe. Until I didn’t any more. As I grew older […]
November 3rdcame and passed. And we didn’t stop talking about Covid. On the contrary, the next wave is here. And we’re all about to be reminded that little has materially changed for the good in terms of our capacity to contain the virus in America.
Expanded from an excerpt of an older post Navigating the half dozen outposts between where I had spent the last six months and the last checkpoint out of theater took me a […]
It’s over. Over next few months and years there will be some debate about exactly what ended today. One thing is certain though. Barring government collapse or fantastical revelations of systemic conspiracy, […]
We are neither wolves nor sheep. We are the great upright making ape. And what has separated us from every living creature on this planet is cooperation at complexity and scale the world has never seen.
Chauvet Cave, in Southern France, has paintings on its stone walls that are 32,000 years old. They were preserved when the cave collapsed and was sealed from the elements 20,000 years ago. […]
The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice. But it doesn’t bend on its own.
Tocqueville wrote of an America in its infancy. And he was wrong. His assessment of America in adulthood is as it could only have been when it was written; one of many […]
Baseball, the game, has never been enough. It’s slow. It crawls along at a pace that’s never been able to keep anyone’s attention. When we go to the ballpark, we go with […]