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Ignore the “Idiot Issues” of This Election

Scientists and companies are creating vaccines, creating solar panels with four times the efficiency of current solar panels, making rockets, and creating genomics solutions that can cure thousands of major diseases.  Let’s…

Scientists and companies are creating vaccines, creating solar panels with four times the efficiency of current solar panels, making rockets, and creating genomics solutions that can cure thousands of major diseases.  Let’s not stop them. Innovationism is the core philosophy that creates jobs, solves climate change, creates better healthcare, creates less infant mortality, etc. Government […]

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A Simple Guide to Every -Ism

People say this is an important election. I’ve never voted in a presidential election (the only two times I voted were in 1991 and 2004.) When I say the above, many people…

People say this is an important election. I’ve never voted in a presidential election (the only two times I voted were in 1991 and 2004.) When I say the above, many people vote-shame me. “If you don’t use your voice then you shouldn’t speak, ever!” or “Silence is violence!” That’s not true. Silence does not […]

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Here’s How to Save Cities But I Doubt People Will Listen (Part 2)

In yesterday’s email, I explained how the secret to saving cities was not to “think outside the box,” but rather to smash the box. As promised, here are some of my “destroy…

In yesterday’s email, I explained how the secret to saving cities was not to “think outside the box,” but rather to smash the box. As promised, here are some of my “destroy the box” ideas for Cities 2.0. A) CITYBUCKS (e.g. NYCBucks, LABucks, etc.) A big problem facing cities is our addiction to Amazon. I […]

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Here’s How to Save Cities But I Doubt People Will Listen (Part 1)

I don’t care how many people talk about “grit” or “energy.” I don’t care about the history or the romance of a city. “Grit” won’t generate the money needed to pay garbage…

I don’t care how many people talk about “grit” or “energy.” I don’t care about the history or the romance of a city. “Grit” won’t generate the money needed to pay garbage collectors, or teachers, or healthcare workers. People said to me, “Why don’t you focus on solutions instead of just writing that NYC is […]

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My Predictions for the Year 2084

In 2015, someone asked me, “Where do you see yourself in five years?”  I can’t remember my answer but I can tell you one thing for sure about how I answered: I…

In 2015, someone asked me, “Where do you see yourself in five years?”  I can’t remember my answer but I can tell you one thing for sure about how I answered: I was wrong.  In 2010 the iPad came out and Steve Jobs wouldn’t let his children use it for fear it would be too […]

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Why I Said NYC Is Dead Forever…

I want to put to rest all of the controversy around my recent article “NYC Is Dead Forever… Here’s Why.” Two weeks ago, I wrote a viral essay on LinkedIn, which said…

I want to put to rest all of the controversy around my recent article “NYC Is Dead Forever… Here’s Why.” Two weeks ago, I wrote a viral essay on LinkedIn, which said that due to the coronavirus’s devastating effect on the city, NYC as we know it is dead, forever. A few days later, I […]

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Jerry vs. James: Avoid These Writing Mistakes and Persuade Like a Pro

[Editor’s note: As many of you might have heard by now, I accidentally pissed off Jerry Seinfeld earlier this week… Well, I recently came across this article about the subject. This is…

[Editor’s note: As many of you might have heard by now, I accidentally pissed off Jerry Seinfeld earlier this week… Well, I recently came across this article about the subject. This is being reprinted from Matt Tillotson’s excellent blog. An unfortunate and painful but also unusual writing lesson. Painful for me, I have to say, […]

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