Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

We spent three days in Mexico City — enough time to remember how much I love the city and why I was ready to leave. Of course, it’s the people I had missed the most. Not just the individuals, but how they interact — with warmth and humor and their...
The New Gilded Age, the New Muckrakers

The New Gilded Age, the New Muckrakers

The parallels between the Gilded Age of the 19th century and the New Gilded Age of today are obvious. What is more subtle is the role of the press — then and now. I am optimistic that today’s new breed of philanthropy-backed, entrepreneurial journalists are the muckrakers of today’s new Gilded Age that will uncover the wrongs and advocate for necessary reforms.

Market Efficiency and the Gas Tax

Gas prices seem to be a big issue in the USofA these days. Of course, gas prices in Europe and elsewhere have been far higher than in the US for decades — and they only get a litre! In spite of this, many pundits are speculating that the price we pay for gas...