Archive for the ‘Founding Thinker’ Category

Adam Smith lives in the economics department. He sleeps on a back shelf found in the offices of every professor and research assistant in the western world. He’s comfortable. Understood. Dull. A mid-afternoon nap in the sunset years of the mind. Supply and demand, invisible hand, the division of labor. Lovely. I’m over-doing it, of […]


Constraints are essential to the creation of any great work. No book would ever be published if its author spent a lifetime trying to choose the ideal format. The great American pop song is about three and a half minutes long because each side of early records couldn’t hold much more music than that. In […]