November 14, 2018

To hear two of its sharpest observers, the media industry is pretty screwed. In a recent conversation, Vox's Ezra Klein and NYU's Jay Rosen spoke about the increasing homogeneity of the news, and the lacunae which are developing as a result. As the profitability of jou...

February 3, 2018

If you spend any time at all in the world of investing, you very quickly realize how many clever people you're competing against. I recently finished "Frontier Investor" by Marko Dimitrijevic, who ran a successful EM-focused fund for many years. Make no mistake - "Fron...

June 10, 2017

I've been thinking over the past few weeks about two seemingly unrelated phenomena. First, the fact that humanity has been extraordinarily lucky to enjoy 12,000 years of climate stability. This stability provided the backdrop for increasingly complex civilizations and...

September 13, 2016

I woke up a few weeks ago to an email from Amazon.com. The company was announcing the launch of Amazon Vehicles, a new "car research destination and automotive community." I have no clue if Amazon Vehicles is better than its competitors, but I had to shake my head in a...

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