Peter Thiel Is Wrong About the Future
Bloomberg View, October 08, 2014The obstacle to greater technological ambitions isn't our idea of the future. It's how we think about the present and the past.
Frat Boys, Drunken Girls and Paternalism
Bloomberg View, September 26, 2014Given the mounting concern about sexual assault on college campuses, you might expect activists to welcome a fraternity adviser’s message that Greek houses should take positive steps to protect inebriated women from potential dangers. You’d be wrong
Campus 'Diversity' Puts Religion on Probation
Bloomberg View, September 18, 2014Faced with a conflict between its self-proclaimed commitments to diversity and "access," Cal State has passed a new rule that clearly favors the latter.
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.