How the Debt Ceiling Connects 1953 and 2021

Problems with the debt ceiling connect President Eisenhower’s highway spending and President Biden’s transportation infrastructure proposals.

What To Do About An X-Date

If the congress does not retain a suspended debt ceiling or raise it, we would quickly see why Alexander Hamilton was right about the public credit.

How Hamilton Gave Us Independence

Alexander Hamilton’s timeless ideas about public credit, banking, manufacturing, and a transport infrastructure give us economic independence.

Where to Find New Capital Cities

Whether looking at Indonesia today or the United States in 1791, moving a capital city can be somewhat similar.

How Password Sharing Is Similar to (Airplane Seat) Recline Rage

Many of us share Netflix passwords. We think it is okay to recline in our airplane seat. And we would be horrified if someone casually took the groceries out of our cart at the checkout. All three situations are similar.…

The EU’s “Hamiltonian Moment”

When the leaders of the European Union debated a coronavirus rescue package during a five-day marathon, they wound up with a Hamiltonian agreement.

Why Now Is the Perfect Moment for a Mars Mission

Although three missions are scheduled to depart for Mars during the next several weeks, we have not yet established who owns outer space property.

The Knockoff Clash Between Dapper Dan and Gucci

From a small Harlem tailor shop to high end hiphop clothing to a conflict with Gucci, Dapper Dan’s fashion career tells all we need to know about knockoffs.

The Country That Was Called a Serial (Debt) Deadbeat

When an emerging markets nation like Argentina has a vulnerable economy, then the pandemic lockdown can create a sovereign debt default.

A Global Look at the Rule of Law

Seeing where the rule of law is stronger can tell us why certain nations have more economic development and others sink under the weight of corruption.