Your personal assets make up your “identity capital.” Think of this capital as more colorful than a resumé and more complicated than a brand. Your identity capital includes all your experiences over a period of time: your education, your job, your hobbies, and even what you post on social media. When you’re at a crossroads […]
Who Should We Blame for Cancel Culture?
They may not wear the white bonnets and buckled shoes that their ancestors donned for the Salem witch trials. But today, many of the people who identify as politically liberal are creating a similarly oppressive atmosphere, ready to raise a mob against anyone who says the wrong thing. That’s the view of David Rubin, who […]
Can the Fed Hold Off the Next Recession?
The U.S. Federal Reserve has an important job: to protect the American economy. That task has never been easy, but it’s gotten much harder over the last few years as the institution has responded to the twists and turns of the worldwide COVID crisis. With inflation and recession on everyone’s minds, the Fed’s next moves […]
The Two Faces of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince
In Saudi Arabia, crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is expected to succeed his 86-year-old father, King Salman. (In practical terms, MBS is already in charge.) The West is watching as Joe Biden’s team negotiates with the Saudis about the terms of the leaders’ first talk, which is expected in the coming months. Over […]
God’s Get-Rich-Quick Scheme
Rabbi Daniel Lapin says that God has a plan for your life. And fortunately for you, that plan involves getting rich. Inspired by his Jewish faith and the Torah, Lapin has developed 10 commandments for making money. The first one is simple enough: believe in yourself, and your business. People often mistake the business world […]
The Conservative Manifesto
Marked by civil unrest and shaped by the Cold War, the 1960s was a tumultuous time in the United States. People often associate that decade with liberal counterculture, but it was also an important and formative time for American conservatives. Enter Barry Goldwater, a Republican Senator who decided that what his party needed was a […]
What’s Hidden on Hunter’s Hard Drive?
In 2020, deep in a depression after his brother’s death, Hunter Biden left his laptop at a repair shop and never came back. The contents of the device were shocking: thousands of emails, text messages, photos, and videos detailing Hunter’s drug use, love affairs, and dodgy business deals. The details were too juicy to keep […]
Have you ever experienced a gut feeling, or had your Spidey sense tingle? Whatever you want to call it, human intuition is real—and you should listen to what it tells you, even when it’s something you can’t explain. Scientists generally aren’t fans of theories they can’t prove. But there is a branch of true believers […]
Decoding Cultural Difference
The effects of globalization mean that you’re probably talking with folks from all over the world every day, at work or at home. But the same conversation style might be considered rude in Japan and meek in France. How should we navigate these differences? Understanding different norms across cultures can make or break a transaction […]
The Third Big Bang
When the Biological Big Bang kicked off hundreds of millions of years ago, complex organisms seriously leveled up. Scientists are still trying to figure out why life on Earth changed so much during the Cambrian Period, shifting from single-cell organisms to the much more complicated plant and animal life we know today. Michael Dell, the […]