The Essential Questions


As we emerge from the most divisive US Presidential election in generations, three essential questions demand our attention: 1. What does the election result mean for the economy? 2. What does the... Continue

2016: A Story in Progress


Watching the newest Star Wars release, many viewers felt they had seen this story before—the orphaned hero from a desert planet, the vile immensity of the Death Star, and the dashing Han Solo... Continue

The (Next) American Experiment


The European settlement of America embodied a two-pronged experiment. For some, America represented a place where oppressed peoples could create a new social reality in alignment with the early... Continue

The Social (In)justice of Our Debt


Sixteen trillion. 16,000,000,000,000. Start with one million. Multiply it one thousand times. Then times one thousand more. Then times sixteen. Stick a “$” in the front and you have the... Continue

The Cliff


Imagine perching atop a cornice of snow on a rocky cliff nested high in the Rockies. Your head reaches above the tops of spruce and pine. Even ravens do not fly this high. Your skis poke their tips... Continue

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Capital Markets


There was a knock on the door of 221B Baker Street, where the nameplate above the buzzer read “S. Holmes.” A woman opened the door, showing in a sullen, heavily cloaked figure. She was accustomed... Continue