Behavior

The Social (In)justice of Our Debt

02/12/13

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 Stories We Tell

10/15/12

In Salman Rushdie’s novel, “Haroun and the Sea of Stories,” a small boy, his father, and a band of unusual characters strive to save the mythic Sea of Stories from destruction by... Continue

Risky Business

09/25/12

No one can pinpoint the start date, but many experts acknowledge that as of the dot.com bust, Volatility had earned the de facto title of America’s Greatest Risk Factor. By the beginning of... Continue

Slow Money

06/10/10

Let’s talk about Slow Food. No, not escargot or turtle soup. Slow Food is a movement and an organization (see www.slowfood.com), the mission of which is “to defend biodiversity in our food... Continue

The Kitchen Table

03/12/10

In much of the world, the kitchen table represents a place of intimacy where families play out the dramas of their personal and public lives. At the table, values are transmitted from one generation... Continue

Wise Questions

02/25/10

Dear Friends: The Egyptian Nobel Prize winning novelist, Naguib Mahfouz, once suggested that, “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his... Continue