Finance Workers Are Used to Surveillance. Just Not Like This.
Bloomberg Opinion, October 23, 2020Operating under an umbrella of distrust is part of the job. What happens when that shadow covers your family, too?
The World-Changing Technology of Textiles
The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2020The fabric of modern life is more than a metaphor: The cloth we make and wear has driven the development of new laws, inventions and social arrangements.
Welcome to the New World Civilization
Reason, November 2020Even as specific states or regions rise and fade in prominence, their inhabitants continue to enjoy the benefits of their civilization's cumulative experience and knowledge.
8 Books About Patriotism That Every Young American Should Read
Bloomberg Opinion, September 27, 2020Do books have the power to remind us of the ties that bind the United States? Absolutely.
Coronavirus Is Teaching Me What I Can’t Do Online
Bloomberg Opinion, September 24, 2020I couldn’t have written my latest book without libraries full of real books and chance encounters with real people.
Cities Don’t Need High-Rises to Become Affordable
Bloomberg Opinion, September 04, 2020The housing crisis in places like Los Angeles can only be solved by more population density. That needn’t mean sacrificing light and elbow room.
Depressed Now? Just Wait for the Rest of 2020
Bloomberg Opinion, August 06, 2020All that togetherness during the holidays could be stressful. Now try living without it.
Reopening Schools Is Critical. Teachers Should Do More to Help.
Bloomberg Opinion, July 17, 2020Coronavirus risks can be successfully managed, but a powerful lobby is blocking the classroom door.
Make Masks Accessories, Not Annoyances
Bloomberg Opinion, June 28, 2020Masks are clothing. They cover your body and change how you appear to the world.
The Fears of Cops Should Face More Scrutiny
Bloomberg Opinion, June 11, 2020The emphasis on subjective fears felt by police officers mirrors what we hear in debates on college campuses.