Psycho Archive

Winning is More Complex Than We Knew

Amoral computers seem to be teaching humans how to prevail at any cost, by bending rules without breaking them.

Climate Hardships Fall Unevenly

The rain (or lack thereof) does not fall equally on the just and the unjust. The dismay Kristen feels is not distributed equally across the political spectrum.

We Need a Rural WeWork Model

WeWork’s success relies on the serendipity of meeting others using adjoining workspaces. Can some of the benefits of proximity be replicated in a digital world? What would bring rural neighbors together around shared economic benefits?

Keep Eugene Weird

Now more than ever, we must preserve and protect those things about us that make absolutely no sense. We have to support outdoor tuba concerts, mausoleum tours, nude beaches for middle-aged bathers, and our S.L.U.G. Queen pageant.

Housing Solutions Must Include Ownership Opportunities

Given the choice between a subsidized rental or a small space that includes ownership, how many would choose the latter? We don’t know, because it’s not available.

Murphy’s Law and the American Midwest

The stories we tell animate the world around us, and many people in the heartland have gotten used to shading their stories in darker tones.

LTD Should Use Windfall to Build Ridership

If the University of Oregon followed Oregon State’s lead, or if residents were willing to pay a TOF, we could have a free system. But there are smaller steps LTD could take in that direction.

Grateful Dead Has Endured By Sharing

Those who came late to the movement have never lacked access to its origins. No one bothered to scrub the imperfections — they celebrated them instead.

Trump Deserves Our Synchronized Shrug

Trump is not a politician. He’s an executive producer. He doesn’t want respect so much as ratings. Our approval doesn’t matter to him. Our attention does.

Where I Learned My ABCs in Community Organizing

I wouldn’t be surprised if there were people back then who had the same hesitations expressed in Bethel last week. We all say we want diversity, but when diversity moves in next door, things can look very