A Vaccine Mystery Hits Older Americans
Bloomberg View, September 04, 2014Only 20 percent of Americans over 60 have gotten shingles vaccines. Should you get one?
We'll choose an NSA life, on camera all the time
Imagine a constantly transparent life
USA Today, September 04, 2014In the late 1990s, physicist and sci-fi author David Brin argued that tiny cameras were creating "the transparent society." The only question was who would control the recordings. Since then, debates over surveillance have mostly focused on government surveillance. But imagine a different future:
A Hospital Room With a View
Bloomberg View, August 24, 2014Hospitals are, by their nature, scary and depressing places. But they don’t have to be ugly as well -- and there’s ample evidence that aesthetics matter to patient health.
Off to College? Avoid Herpes 101
Bloomberg View, August 15, 201420 tips for parents and students on how to stay healthy at college.
Are Hipsters Ruining the South?
Bloomberg View, August 11, 2014Should the Piedmont area of the Carolinas and Georgia have stayed a poor region of mill villages and farms? Should prosperity be a first-come-only-served condition? Do new houses represent prosperity in the Northeast but pollution in the South?
Why Being a Part-Time Worker Is Miserable
Bloomberg View, July 29, 2014If unreliable schedules are so burdensome, why don’t workers switch to jobs with better schedules but lower pay? Why don’t competitors offer such options?
Political Victory Punctures Illusions
Second in a conversation on Visual Persuasion and Politics
Cato Unbound, July 21, 2014Political victory is like meeting your idol or getting your dream job. It punctures the illusion, revealing the contradictions, difficulties, and flaws hidden in the glamorous idea of a world transformed.
The Deadly Quest for Grace
Third in a conversation on Visual Persuasion and Politics
Cato Unbound, July 21, 2014Glamour, like legitimacy, survives only behind a “well-wrought veil” that reveals only partial truths.
Amazon Is Going All Netflix on Book Publishers
Bloomberg View, July 17, 2014Amazon has been quietly testing a Kindle subscription service offering an unlimited number of digital books for $9.99 a month, the tech site Gigaom reported yesterday. The bundled pricing model makes a lot of sense, but it’s hard to pull off.
Turning College into a No-Thought Zone
Bloomberg View, July 14, 2014Zones that quarantine speech on public college campuses violate both the First Amendment and the mission of higher education.