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America’s Two Revolutions Are Intersecting

Is the person viewing that advertisement as a citizen or as a consumer? If being a good American involves shopping, why not buy the ultimate tool of personal empowerment?

Life For Life: A Difficult Political Compromise

If I were the solution to an intractable social dilemma plaguing modern America attending a masquerade party, I already know what I’d pretend to be. I’d go to the party dressed up as two problems. As long

There’s a Big Opportunity Coming

In the case of a societal upheaval, which the next CSZ earthquake could produce, those residual benefits could add up to make a significant societal difference.

The Big One is Coming

If preparing for an unavoidable disaster is what it takes for us to get to know our neighbors and understand how to help one another, so be it. With proper planning and just a little bit of

Collide With Your Daily Newspaper

You may have seen this quote from an executive in Tuesday’s paper this week: “Politicians should not use taxpayer dollars to impose ideological litmus tests and punish organizations that express views that politicians dislike.” Or maybe you

The Attention Economy Names Our Price — It’s Alarmingly Low

This is no longer the Information Age, if it ever was. Information has certainly become super-abundant, but it was always a means to an end. We’re learning to call this the Attention Economy, because that’s really what

Uber Could Help Eugene’s Economy in Two Ways

Residents may find themselves getting into a neighbor’s car. This detail could end up being more important than you think. To explain why, let me take you on a little side trip.

Maybe Sport Can Lead Us Out of Tribalism

In an age when tribalism is the unchecked force behind even the most intimate decisions we make, the NBA is sending a powerful message. The stars of the league will be playing for the love of the

Silence is Golden: A Short History of Talking

Reply-all didn’t end loneliness. It caused it. Offices became quieter, like classrooms filled with well-behaved children.

Don’t Miss the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Freedom and inalienable rights are familiar to us, but buying and selling other humans was the other “new idea” that made our country possible.