Neil Gaiman: “Make Good Art!”

A friend passed along a link to the Neil Gaiman commencement address that has received a lot of attention on YouTube.  I can see why — Gaiman makes a strong and inspiring case for devoting ourselves to “make good art”.  A highlight is when he goes...

Some Hope!

A couple of weeks ago I flew to Florida to attend the wedding of a nephew.  Meeting and interacting with people in their twenties gave me a big shot of hope.  To see these “kids” establishing themselves in various ventures and careers was really...

Rent Seeking in Greece (and elsewhere)

Panagiotis Evangelopoulos has an excellent short article in the current (summer) issue of  The Independent Review (available by subscription).  His basic argument is that political leaders in Greece, both left and right, have used political rent seeking to maintain...