Category: Economics

Is the American Middle Class Dead?

The term “middle class” is one heard and used all of the time, but rarely do we stop to question how that term is defined […]

The Reconn Reader: Nov 2, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA Trumpism Comes to Brazil […]

WIRED: “AFTER 10 YEARS, BITCOIN HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING—AND NOTHING”

Don’t miss WIRED’s quick and handy review of Bitcoin’s impact as it turns ten years old. Some highlights:   Today Bitcoin is a global phenomenon. […]

Recent Read: “The Chinese century is well under way”

Don’t miss this interesting (and brief) analysis of China’s undisputed global influence from The Economist. Some highlights:   There is one economic metric on which China […]

Like It Or Not, We (Almost) All Make Minimum Wage

I recently spent a few days with my best friend who happens to be a very successful surgeon. At dinner one night we got to […]

Organizational Agility: An Optionality Perspective

Few terms generate as much debate in c-suites right now as Agile and agility. It seems that every week I find myself talking about this […]

Recent Read: “Venezuela’s Suicide: Lessons From a Failed State”

Don’t miss the excellent analysis of Venezuela’s long road to chaos in the latest Foreign Affairs by Moisés Naím and Francisco Toro.  It’s an excellent recap […]

Recent read: “Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea”

Don’t miss this interesting New York Times profile by David Streifield of the young lawyer Lina Khan, who is rethinking anti-trust theory, starting with the likes […]

On Socialism, Capitalism and the Problem With Red Ferrari’s

I’m a pretty serious car fan, yet sometimes even I am surprised to the extent some people go to in the automotive world. The latest […]

Recent read: “Colleges Are No Match for American Poverty”

A fascinating read on Amarillo College in Texas by Marcella Bombardier on Atlantic.com. Some highlights:   The school of 10,000 students has an emergency fund […]