Why It’s Tough to Give (Campaign Finance) Money Away

When Seattle tried using Democracy Vouchers to support campaign finance, the results were not entirely what they had expected.

What Amazon Wants For Its HQ2

Our story starts with one of the transistor’s inventors. According to a Wired article, William Shockley is the reason that Silicon Valley grows chips instead of apricots. Although Shockley Semiconductor failed, its employees created a local diaspora of techies. Similar…

The Difference Between a Living Wage and a Minimum Wage

Comparing a living wage with the minimum wage, a group at MIT demonstrate how much more low income families need to earn to afford their necessities.

Income Mobility: Location Matters

Reading about US income mobility, I recalled what fractal mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot said about the British coastline. While from a distance it will appear straight, the closer you look, the more you see its indents and zigzags. Consequently, Dr. Mandelbrot believed…