This is a blog about the challenges of capitalist mass affluence — in particular, how to make it sustainable, and how to translate material plenty into a society where most people can expect, in the words of John Maynard Keynes, to “live wisely and agreeably and well.”

About me

I’m a vice president at the Niskanen Center, a Washington, D.C. think tank dedicated to advancing a free and open society through transpartisan policy ideas with appeal across traditional ideological cleavages. Before that, I worked many years at the Cato Institute and a couple years at the Kauffman Foundation. And before that — well, I’m a recovering lawyer who specialized in international trade regulation. Taking the remote work trend about as far as geographically possible, I now live in northeastern Thailand.

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Brink Lindsey

I'm a vice president at the Niskanen Center, where we defend liberal democracy and try to revitalize the capitalist welfare state. This blog is about why that job is so hard, and what happens if we fail.