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

The Stories We Tell


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

The Hero


Imagine the Lone Ranger galloping over the horizon, confident that he and his sidekick Tonto will face down any evil before them with nothing more than a white stallion, silver bullets, and a healthy... Continue

Bad Capitalists?


Are Americans bad capitalists? As we confront the consequences of an unsustainable economic model, it’s a question we must consider. Bad capitalists: · misallocate assets · lock... Continue

The Businessman


I had a most unusual conversation the other day. In the wee hours of morning, in a darkened coffee shop, a man sat off in the corner, no coffee, no scones, just an intense visage and furrowed brow.... Continue

I Live In a Land


In 1855, Walt Whitman—America’s “First Poet”—published Leaves of Grass, a collection of 12 poems about the landscape of his inner feelings and thoughts as projected on a still young... Continue