Jun 21, 2022
Most Americans probably understand the danger of taking ads at face value. Political ads are rightfully regarded with deep suspicion. But many of us may not recognize how misleading the numbers we see (and some that we don't see) in commercial ads can be.
Jun 16, 2022
Invent a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. Right?Wrong! Inventing the mousetrap is only half the battle. The other half is marketing it, requiring skills that inventors may not have.
Jun 8, 2022
If there were no Second Amendment, legislators could focus on the benefits and costs of proposed legislation. But repeal is impossible.
Jun 1, 2022
If we don't regulate gun ownership more effectively, it will be impossible to eliminate massacres. But we can still cut down on their number.
May 26, 2022
It is unclear what Biden should do about these past loans. But it is obvious what needs to be done about the future: the government should discontinue making additional student loans.
May 17, 2022
The case for Medicare For All is a strong one, but it is complicated. It would take true leadership to convince voters it is a good idea. Whatever one may think of Trump, he was a marketing genius who could have sold the idea to the country.
May 3, 2022
It recently occurred to me that the worldwide grid , originally proposed by Buckminster Fuller in the 1930s , is no longer just a good idea. It is already being built!
Apr 26, 2022
It hurts me to write this, but an excellent case can be made that the human race might need to give up on space travel.