The Art of Power

Today’s politicians can draw important lessons from the genius and the flaws of Thomas Jefferson. Here’s a clip from Jon Meacham’s interview this week with Jon Stewart (though it’s well worth watching the entire interview [starts around 0:15:00]): Resonating lines for me: “Jefferson was afraid of Britain militarily and culturally, but also that we would […]

Food USA

The slice-swipe correlation

My favorite street economists explore the curious parallels between the rising price of subway fares and pizza slices in NYC. Some other examples of their field work: Vend diagram – NYC street vendors affected by the recession Checkmate – “America’s most valuable resource…is poor people. Poor people with checks.” Bodega – Quarter water and the […]