When Tin Ceilings Were High-Tech
Reason, October 2017From modern fake to authentic reproduction, the rise and fall and rise of a "Renaissance-meets-the-industrial-revolution" material.
Why Evangelicals Want Immigration Reform
Bloomberg View, September 11, 2017To liberals who think of evangelical Christians as backward southern whites -- to put it in relatively polite terms -- the pro-immigrant stance of many evangelical leaders may come as a shock. But immigrants and their children are playing an increasingly prominent role in the evangelical world.
Give Harvey Victims a Choice: Rebuild or Relocate
Bloomberg View, August 30, 2017Keep aid to displaced residents simple. Don’t distinguish between relocation and rebuilding. Don’t demand extensive documentation. Simply issue checks based on where people lived when Harvey hit and let them decide how best to recover.
The Real Reason Jeff Bezos Grinds Trump's Gears
Bloomberg View, August 18, 2017Trump’s image, to himself and his fans, is that of alpha male — the dominant primate in the room. Simply by going about his business (and largely ignoring Trump), Bezos refutes that claim. He is a far more admired and influential businessman than Trump and, of course, immeasurably richer. Yet he’s the opposite of Trump in nearly every dimension.
Little Kids in R-Rated Movies Can't Be Good for Business
Bloomberg View, August 11, 2017Movie theaters are driheaters should dissuade parents by charging full price for children.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop Is Doomed for the Worst Reason
Bloomberg View, August 03, 2017We live in a world where atoms are much harder to do anything with than bits -- and where atoms that require regulatory permission are the hardest of all. The eye-rolling about the Hyperloop comes less from the technical challenges than from the bureaucratic ones.
Marijuana Smokers Should Be More Considerate
Bloomberg View, July 24, 2017I support marijuana legalization, but I wish pot smokers would stop stinking up the sidewalks.
Culture-War Travel Bans Are Counterproductive
Bloomberg View, July 18, 2017Why can't California researchers use state money to travel to Tennessee?
Remote Work Is Not About Avoiding the Commute
Bloomberg View, June 29, 2017People don’t work remotely only for the convenience. Many do it so they can actually get their work done.
Pro Immigration? Then Support All Who Came Here
Bloomberg View, June 24, 2017Here’s a helpful hint for my fellow immigration enthusiasts: Stop dissing Americans whose ancestors got here before yours.