Up, Up, and Away
Today, air travel is just another form of mass transit. Is there any going back to the glamorous days of yore?
The Atlantic, January/February 2007
From Shopping Centers to Lifestyle Centers
Shopping malls are finally fulfilling their original destiny: re-creating the essence of urban life.
Los Angeles Times, December 08, 2006
As Plano Goes...
...so goes the nation? Commentators around the country have been debating that for months. If only they understood what the booming Dallas suburb is really like.
Texas Monthly, December 2006
In Praise of Chain Stores
They aren't destroying local flavor--they're providing variety and comfort
The Atlantic, December 2006
Dynamism or Stasis?
The hardest of all economic problems is what to make next. To grow beyond the frontier of imitation, an economy must foster a constant flow of economic experiments.
Forbes, November 25, 2006
In Julius Shulman's photographs, modern architecture became seductive, comfortable, and immortal
The Atlantic, November 2006
The surgery was simple; the process is another story
USA Today, October 23, 2006Most people think of "organ donors" as dead people. Public campaigns encourage this idea, urging Americans to sign donor cards and let their families know they want their organs to go to others when they die. In Dallas, there's a Texas Organ Donor Memorial Walkway, with bricks inscribed with donors' names.
Once the province of Garbo and Astaire, movie glamour now comes from Superman, Spider-Man, and Storm.
The Atlantic, October 2006
Big Bucks and Blacktops
Parking lots are not a very sexy business--especially when they're of the ugly, downtown variety. Despite what downtown boosters and local media say, proposed regulations to "beautify" those lots won't help--as long as landowners think they're going to hi
D Magazine, October 2006
The American Standard of Whining
Forbes, September 03, 2006Adam Smith was a remarkably insightful guy. He not only figured out how expanding trade allows the division of labor, thereby creating wealth and raising living standards, he also realized how hard it is to get people to believe they're better off than their ancestors. He discovered declinism way back in 1776.