Economics

[7] DEBUNKING INEQUALITY

This is the big one. On this episode of The McFuture podcast, we dig deep into why everything we heard about income inequality is wrong. Here are the real root causes. Enjoy.  (Though slightly less thrilling, you can also read it below…) … [7] DEBUNKING INEQUALITYRead More »

Myth of the American Idle

Sunday’s presidential debate featured a room full of undecided voters asking the candidates questions. Well, I have a question for them: What the f**k?!?? Are they the most diligent people on earth, poring over The Economist and Foreign Policy for nuances? Or, is their existence more mystifying than the big bang. Or, a 10th season of The … Myth of the American …

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The One Lie That Will Save American Democracy

Like rotten fruit suspended in Jell-O, we’ve congealed inside a failing two party system. The two likely nominees for president have the combined likability of a hemorrhoid playing Mariachi music. Sure, many still yearn for a decade at Bernie’s 350-million-man kibbutz. Others now get their crackers…wafers…at The Church of Trumpology. Some endorse Donald Trump, hoping he … The One Lie That …

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The Church of Trumpology

I watch one successful, college-educated, white friend after another rail against Trump on Facebook. I want to say something, but instead pity their earnestness…with a twinge of sarcasm. Not only are 99% of their friends exactly like them, the 1% who like Trump are way beyond conversion. The reason isn’t intellectual or even psychological. It’s spiritual. … The Church of TrumpologyRead …

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Distorted.

Let’s face it – we’re all guilty of mostly caring about what affects us. It’s not something to feel bad about, but to recognize. You take care of yourself and your family before a distant cousin or, gulp, a Facebook friend. Even selfless acts can be linked to self-interest. You’re … Distorted.Read More »

Flaccid Election & Other Independence Day Thoughts

Most guys celebrate Independence Day by watching some fireworks, grilling meat, and pretending the dishes will wash themselves. Not me. Even Independence Day is an opportunity for ideas to fix America. Here are three of them: … Flaccid Election & Other Independence Day ThoughtsRead More »