Better Together, Part 2: “To Our Children’s, Children’s, Children”

In the introduction and Part 1 of this series, I made two claims: The first was that our growing separation from one another is the most significant problem our nation faces. The second was that our disagreements are, in a sense, "wired in," arising from the unique context of our experience and predispositions. On the …

Better Together, Part 1: “There’s Only You and Me, and We Just Disagree.”

How did we get to be so politically divided? It seems like a simple question, but I’ve yet to come across a definitive answer. I believe it comes down to the fact that it's impossible to put oneself in another's shoes. Perhaps our views would change if we exchanged backgrounds and life experiences with a …

Better Together, Introduction

"Better Together" is a new series addressing our Nations's greatest problem, our growing separation from one another. ------------------------------------------------ In a recent survey, more than fifty percent of college students said they would refuse to date someone from the opposite political party.  A lot has changed since I was in school! Earlier this year, I had …

“Smalls”

—————————————————————— Please Note: This will be my last post until after the Labor Day Holiday. I’m freeing up time to work on a new series. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait.  —————————————————————— Basketball fans are familiar with commentators' use of the term "Bigs," referring to a team's star seven-footers.  Dr. Julie Krull, author of …

“The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”

The title quote is attributed to Yogi Berra. It's absurd yet relatable!  My academic training was in economics, specializing in price forecasting. Forecasting involves applying statistical models to past data to anticipate future events.  In applying my newly minted knowledge to the business world, I quickly discovered the truth in another Yogi line: "In theory, …