Politics & International Relations
Unsustainable economic trends will lead to populist politics and demagogues.
Entropy: The Defining Characteristic of Global Affairs
Markets are pricing for utopia but is tectonic change afoot?
Henry Kissinger’s World Order and the Question of Universal Values
On the tension among “universal” values, world order, and U.S. power.
Thoughts on James Fallows’s “Chickenhawk Nation”
In a Chickenhawk nation, policy still matters (featuring a case study on Somalia).
Life & Entrepreneurship
Life to Come
Musings on becoming a father.
How Will You Spend Your Energy?
An essay on life and the decision to pursue entrepreneurship.
Some Reflections on Entrepreneurship and Life
A grab-bag of thoughts as I enter year three as an entrepreneur.
Economics & Markets
QE & Inequality
Why Quantitative Easing increased inequality, and we knew it would ex ante.
The Wealth of Nations
Who’s wealthier, a Maasai elder or your average American?
The Death of Graduate School
Is Congress to blame for the “death of graduate school” or is it universities’ failure to heed price signals?
Lagos: Reflections on the Epicenter of the Frontier Market Phenomenon
A visit to a city on the cusp of an inflection point.
Pope Francis’s Critique of Capitalism and the Quest for the Good Life
Has free-market capitalism led to greater dignity, liberty, and opportunity, or have we become party to an economic system that now stifles them?