Culture | 7 posts:

A Reminder That Europe Is Poor

Arguments about the U.S. versus Europe are almost always confused because they miss a basic fact.

The Martians and Their Schooling

What makes a super-genius?

Who Is the People? Pt. 2

A short voyage through Arrow's impossibility theorem, and what it means for self-government.

Who Is the People? Pt. 1

We're used to lies in politics, but nonsense is another matter, and perhaps the worst gob of nonsense today is our set of beliefs surrounding the People.

Level 5 Society

Over 200 years of meteoric technological progress seem to have given way to stagnation. Might energy play a part in the story?

From the Springfield Lyceum to Birmingham Jail

In one of his first published speeches, America's indispensable man warned us about the "mobocratic spirit."

If 'Did Not Vote' Were a Candidate

How would the electoral map look if we measured non-voters as well? And what does it mean for democracy?