wealth inequality

Attitude and Metatude

Generally, attitude is taken to mean a settled way of thinking or outlook. Scientific inquiry requires an attitude that embodies elements of careful judgment, open-mindedness, critical mindedness, and curiosity to limit personal bias in the inquiry. On occasion, attitude may… Read More ›

Homeless High Tech Housing

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, September 28, 2021. A technological solution to reduce poverty and homelessness emerges. Three-dimensional printing can create nearly any object. A partnership in Mexico is putting that theory to the test, building a… Read More ›

The Magic Word

By Frank Blechman At a convivial (social) lunch the other day, one of my colleagues observed, “We’re all socialists here.” Mentally, I found myself asking, “What does he mean by that?” All of us at that table were old enough… Read More ›

$140,000,000,000.00

Earlier this month (July 19), VoxFairfax reported that a Virginia not-for-profit partnered with a New York-based not-for-profit (RIP Medical Debt) to eradicate $278 million owed by Virginians and Tennesseans. The relief covered over 26,000 Commonwealth residents. The project was spearheaded… Read More ›

Uncharitable SCOTUS

Sir Thomas Browne (d. 1682) is acknowledged to be the first to coin the expression into print form in 1642: Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it… Read More ›

Amazon, My Amazon

Often despite dedicated efforts to the contrary, our nation collapses under its own dynamics, forgetting the lessons of history and the laws and policies that previous events have taught us. In A History of American Law (by Lawrence M. Friedman),… Read More ›