Traces of Textiles in Florence
And some sad personal news.
Chickens and Neutrons and Long-leggedy Horsies and Things that Go Pump In the Night
Three mini-essays on innovation, plus kids with horse sense
Published on Bastiat's Window
Question Time: Where Have I Been?
I've gone AWOL for a while, so I'm extending everyone's subscription for 90 days.
The Cultural Revolution forced Guo Pei to become a Renaissance woman
The results of her determination to recover China's traditional crafts, and to renew them by drawing on global influences, are extraordinary.
From the Archives: Adam Smith on the Market for Pessimism
A complement to my latest post
Question Time: What's Your Typical Day?
People often ask me this, and it's a hard question to answer.
Shakespeare Grew Up in a Changing Economy, and People Felt Stress Then Too
Even when the standard of living is going up, people don't necessarily feel good. Why?
What I'm Reading
Writing will be forthcoming, but for now here's some info on books.
Question Time: Veblen and Our Conspicuously Working Billionaires
A weekly feature for paid subscribers.
Question Time: Psychedelics and Time for a Frederick Douglass biopic
There were a lot of good questions, so I’m going to try to post a second installment later in the week. Here’s the first one. Put new questions in the…
Question Time: No Questions Asked
If you have any for next week, don't forget to put them in the comments.
The Most Misnamed Generation
Far from "Silent," those who were children during World War II changed the world. Plus Biden's aviator shades.
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