Reimagining Monopoly

Reimagining Monopoly

My son, who is ten years old, is just starting to get into board games. Not long ago, he asked the question I have been dreading: can we play Monopoly?  Because he is my only child, I humored him. My strategy was to buy as many properties as possible and load them up...
Killing Capitalism

Killing Capitalism

Capitalism is devouring itself. The greatest threat to entrepreneurship is the savage neoliberal global economic order which has developed.  No longer does financial opportunity exist for the one who builds a better mousetrap. Our current neoliberal order suffocates...
Things Are Not As Bad As They Seem

Things Are Not As Bad As They Seem

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is Harper Lee’s classic novel about racial injustice. In chapter 22, we read an unforgettable line spoken by Miss Maudie, a white woman, to Jem Finch, a white boy. Jem’s father is a lawyer, Atticus Finch. And Atticus had just...
New Year, New Resolve

New Year, New Resolve

It’s January, and you know what that means: an endless barrage of “New Year, New You” advertisements from every marketing outlet available. I’ve lost count of the number of ads I’ve seen for gym memberships, diet supplements, weight loss surgery and meal plans – all...
What Story Will You Tell This Thanksgiving?

What Story Will You Tell This Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and the national holiday comes with anxiety for a variety of reasons. From the awkward silence created by in-laws who ask inappropriate questions to discussions about why First People don’t feel at home in America, there’s a lot on the table....