Affluence Disorders; What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Weaker

New words and phrases enter our lexicon regularly, often in response to new and highly specific inventions and behaviors, such as ‘social media’ or ‘sexting.’ The big picture still tends to be summarized by the older concepts that capture unchanging basic human impulses, words and phrases like ‘animal spirits’ or ‘ennui.’ The new phrase that … More Affluence Disorders; What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Weaker

The Cruise Index

There is a saying that the best predictor of the future is the past, which is true enough most of the time.  Tomorrow is likely to be very much like today and even yesterday and then it isn’t. Change can come fast or slow; either so slowly you don’t notice it or so quickly that … More The Cruise Index

What If Adaptation Is The Dominant and Universal Fact of Life?

Our traditional understanding of human twins would not allow for what Mark Kelly recently released via a tweet about his living twin: “I used to have an identical twin brother.” The twin he is referring to, Scott Kelly, spent a full year on the International Space Station, and upon his return to earth, his gene … More What If Adaptation Is The Dominant and Universal Fact of Life?