Economics

Economics

Markets work. Most of the time.
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
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
Mar
01
Super Cities №273—Breaking Down the Coronavirus

Super Cities №273—Breaking Down the Coronavirus

85,00+ confirmed cases. 2900+ confirmed deaths.
2 min read
Feb
27
Super Cities №272—Climate’s Collective Alliance

Super Cities №272—Climate’s Collective Alliance

Collective action is only possible when members have determined that the benefits are greater than the costs.
2 min read
Feb
22
Super Cities №271—Gutting the Growth Engine

Super Cities №271—Gutting the Growth Engine

You will not find Caltech scientists on Fox News. You will not see #LabStrong trending on Twitter. You will not hear this discussed during the next presidential debate.
2 min read