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Jun
25
Super Cities №283—When Images Tell Stories

Super Cities №283—When Images Tell Stories

Images can capture a moment in unique, haunting ways.
1 min read
Apr
09
Super Cities №282—An Unfamiliar World

Super Cities №282—An Unfamiliar World

This lockdown will end eventually. What we see when it does will be a graveyard of businesses.
7 min read
Mar
30
Super Cities №281—Why Writing is our Civic Duty

Super Cities №281—Why Writing is our Civic Duty

In a functional society, this conversation would be unpleasant, uncomfortable, and unsparing. It would force us to face some ugly truths about ourselves, our leaders, and our institutions.
3 min read
Mar
25
Super Cities №280—Trump’s Failure, Cuomo’s Power Move, and Everyone Else

Super Cities №280—Trump’s Failure, Cuomo’s Power Move, and Everyone Else

With no good choices, Governor Cuomo of New York made what will turn out to be a great strategic decision: he volunteered his home state to be the epicenter of COVID in the US.
5 min read
Mar
22
Super Cities №279—COVID's Supply and Demand Problem

Super Cities №279—COVID's Supply and Demand Problem

"We’ve never experienced something like this."
4 min read
Mar
19
Super Cities №278—How COVID is Making or Breaking Leaders

Super Cities №278—How COVID is Making or Breaking Leaders

Leadership is like porn. It may take different forms, but you know it when you see it.
4 min read
Mar
17
Super Cities №277—The Cost of Beating COVID

Super Cities №277—The Cost of Beating COVID

Suppression would include mandatory state-enforced quarantines, widespread school and business closures, and country-wide social distancing.
2 min read
Mar
16

Super Cities №276—When Markets Stop Caring

The stock market is not the economy, but the warning lights are flashing red.
1 min read
Mar
14
Super Cities №275—The Science of Feedback

Super Cities №275—The Science of Feedback

We can live in a parallel universe of our making – largely online, where we can selectively hear, believe, and repeat – or we can live in the real world. But we cannot do both.
3 min read
Mar
03
Super Cities №274—The Wisdom of Marshall's Plan

Super Cities №274—The Wisdom of Marshall's Plan

Revitalized national economies, Marshall correctly believed, would underpin political stability and peace. From the ashes of war and misery, American dollars would seed the rise of friends and foes alike. It worked.
3 min read