Education

Jan
10
Super Cities №166 — Align Material Incentives, Stupid

Super Cities №166 — Align Material Incentives, Stupid

To understand why the world feels fractured, we must look at incentives. Not conceptual incentives — “you and I believe the same thing” — but material incentives: will we individually, materially, and quantifiably gain or lose from this action or inaction?
2 min read
Nov
10
Super Cities №149 — The Moral Case for Disrupting College

Super Cities №149 — The Moral Case for Disrupting College

So here’s a wild idea: instead of a single American college education system, whose costs go up and to the right faster than any other industry, we create competitive education systems (plural).
1 min read
Nov
29
Super Cities №24 — Ban Technology to Become Smarter

Super Cities №24 — Ban Technology to Become Smarter

If you’ve ever taught a class — or tried to have a spontaneous human moment with someone eyes-deep on their phone — you know that it is nearly impossible to break the Facebook-Twitter-Instagram time and focus monopoly.
1 min read