Imagine thinking that every other Democrat you meet is unpatriotic – or that every other Republican you meet is insensitive to racism.
In this world, wisdom – the type that comes from age and experience – is a competitive advantage.
In a savagely competitive world, the difference between great and very good is much, much larger than the difference between very good and good.
After forty years, the climate change community may finally have its opening.
With the benefit of time and perspective, it is clear that the financial crisis was far, far worse than I knew at the time. It destroyed wealth, families, communities, and, worst of all, social cohesion. It crushed the people who could least afford it.
Silicon Valley sits atop a foundation financed by the American military.
For a young man from Iowa or Baltimore, or a small town in Canada or Britain, this would have been his first look at the vaunted German war machine.
Cities combine up-and-to-the-right growth, intractable day-to-day problems, and shifting lines of authority between the public and private sectors.