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Social Security isn’t doomed for younger generations

I have good news for younger generations worried that they won’t be able to claim their Social Security benefits because we older generations have...

Bitcoin is (probably) here to stay

In case you hadn’t noticed, bitcoin has made a major comeback. After falling below $4,000 for much of 2018, the price recently reached almost...

Internet happiness click away

Most critiques of online activity and social media are neither rigorous nor helpful – by which I mean, they do not adequately explain why...

Renaming NAFTA could work

The Trump administration’s renegotiation of NAFTA is decidedly underwhelming, the product of a toxic process that made only a modest modification of the original...

A change of scenery for startups

Sometimes significant news doesn’t make much of a splash, and that was the case for a recent major transaction. PetSmart Inc. last month announced...

The resistance will have all the proper permits

The U.S. has started becoming a country of protesters once again, largely in response to the proposed policies and rhetoric of President Donald Trump....

Why Trump appointees will be effective, for better or worse

It’s natural to evaluate Donald Trump’s appointments by whether we agree with the stances of the appointees. But it’s also worth asking how effective...

Election lesson: Humanity needs to catch up to technology

Each campaign season I ask myself what I have learned, and this cycle has brought more surprises than usual. Still, one theme encompasses many...

Maybe companies aren’t so focused on the short term

Hillary Clinton thinks U.S. corporations live for the short-term, obsessing over the next quarterly earnings statement to the neglect of their longer-run prospects. That’s...

The rich are also different from one another

The richest Americans are much less likely to have inherited their wealth than their counterparts in many supposedly more egalitarian countries. They’re not remarkably...
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