With a simple discussion on how stuff gets done in the political arena, it is easy to understand why it’s so hard to achieve the intended outcomes of that “stuff.” Everything is riddled with side-deals, loopholes, and compromises that detract or cause larger problems than the one(s) they are trying to solve. You don’t have … Continue reading James Buchanan: Surprisingly, Politicians Are Humans
In case you didn’t know, we surpassed the $20 trillion mark in debt. Like many recent college grads or new homeowners, the United States has piled on more debt than what it brings in every year. In fact, the government debt is larger than the amount of goods and services we produce in a year! … Continue reading Slow-Boiled By Good Intentions
As the Trump administration considers how to go about “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” and now closing up the US embassy due to mysterious "sonic attacks," Airbnb is hoping that it doesn’t scare off the booming business from U.S. tourists. Since the United States eased travel restrictions, the online-lodging company Airbnb, has … Continue reading Progress In Cuba Thanks To Airbnb. Don’t Stop It.
Though we don't like the sound of it, prices aren't increasing as fast as the economy's overlords would like. We might need to thank globalization for that. What's inflation again? Inflation is when prices of goods and services increase along with a simultaneous decrease in the purchasing power of the dollar. This is caused, almost … Continue reading Inflation Is Weird Right Now
“Culture is what we make of the world.”- Andy Crouch in Culture Making One of the many delights of Summer 2017 has been diving into Andy Crouch’s 2008 book “Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling”. In this highly ambitious and superbly written book, Crouch seeks to unpack what “culture” is, how culture changes, and lays out the … Continue reading Economics & Culture Making