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Are We Ready to Create a Sharing Culture?

October 12th, 2022 No Comments

How quickly can we get used to sharing how many things? That’s the question the future is asking.


Three Soft Landings, Not One

October 4th, 2022 No Comments

It’s tricky having as much power as the U.S. government does, especially when greedy stock market investors, wounded world leaders, and petulant former presidents are looking for any advantage.


NCAA: What Comes After What Comes Next?

August 17th, 2022 No Comments

Nobody knows what comes next for the University of Oregon’s athletic programs or the Pac-12 Conference. The NCAA itself seems powerless and uninterested in its future, leaving those decisions to competing television and media outlets. They will be spending billions for the top-drawer entertainment the schools reliably provide. I don’t know what comes next, but […]


Airports Do Have Certain Downsides

June 5th, 2022 No Comments

Smart phones were first a luxury and then a convenience. Now they’re becoming a requirement. Airlines and airports now assume you have a phone and you can use it.


Love Letters are Legal Again

May 20th, 2022 No Comments

Buckley established that money is speech. Oregon tried to say that in real estate transactions, only money is speech.


Alito’s Lysistrata Plan for College Football Parity

May 17th, 2022 No Comments

Universities across the South may need their own Plan B if a “Lysistrata” boycott takes hold.


Not Fine With No Fines

May 12th, 2022 No Comments

I love libraries. I’d hate to see one of the most egalitarian enterprises in the free world collapse under the weight of its own good intentions. The Eugene Public library no longer levies late fees. Springfield has been edging in this direction for many years, as have library systems across the nation. I think that’s […]


Make Ems’ New Home Very Eugene

February 25th, 2022 1 Comment

Here’s an outside-the-box idea. Site and design the stadium with special attention to what goes outside the box.


UO’s Brand is Building

February 18th, 2022 No Comments

The Oregon Ducks brand is influencing investors the same way it attracts running backs. It’s not supply and demand. It’s name recognition.


The Great Resignation’s Unquiet Desperation

February 17th, 2022 No Comments

Anyone who wants a job can have one. That’s going to take some getting used to.