I've decided to pause the blog for the rest of this month and return in April. I took a month off in December after writing my first ten essays; having now written another ten, another break feels in order. I think this may end up being something of a regular pattern.
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Given all the ground I’ve covered on this blog so far, I’m now in a position to summarize and synthesize my various observations and arguments about the…
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Can faith be restored in a disillusioned world? Traditional modes of engaging the sacred have lost their hold on people’s loyalties, and our current…
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I started this blog because I wanted to get to the bottom of things. At the Niskanen Center, I’ve worked on policies to address the problems of slow…
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My last essay on our toxic media environment stirred up a decent amount of interest and comment, so I’d like to follow up with some further observations…
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The Media Environment vs. Democracy
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The story thus far at The Permanent Problem: Capitalism in the 21st century has triumphed globally and there are no viable alternatives in sight, but…
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I’ve just completed a series of essays on the crisis of dynamism, concluding with a couple of posts on the outlook down the road. I’d now like to circle…
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