Robots were once considered capable only of unimaginative, routine work. Today they write articles and create award-winning art.
Sam Bankman-Fried was a member of two cults: one I have criticized, and one I belong to.
The industry is having a midlife crisis.
Overall, the polls were basically right. It was the vibes that were wrong.
In 15 years, we’ve had a historic housing crash, a historic housing crunch, a historic pandemic-fueled buying spree, and a historic mortgage-rate spiral.
You can make a thing so perfect that it’s ruined.
America's pandemic learning losses are real. We need to see that reality clearly to do better next time.
Britain chose finance over industry, austerity over investment, and a closed economy over openness to the world.
How the Fed could accidentally break the global economy
Misconceptions about pastors, playwrights, postal workers, and other professionals
Given that education has become polarized and politicized, it makes sense that educators feel misunderstood and underappreciated.
This is a special edition of the Work in Progress newsletter. And this one is all about you.
What people are now calling “quiet quitting” was, in previous decades, simply known as “having a job.”
Talking with Bill Gates about progress, the best news in the world, and the future of food
Five pieces of career advice, shaped by economics, psychology, and a little bit of existential math
It’s not just the pandemic. For citizens of a wealthy country, Americans of every age, at every income level, are unusually likely to die, from guns, drugs, cars, and disease.
They tend to treat their readers like fools without willpower. So you could argue that they’re wrong for the right reasons.
Look to friends and parents.
The narrative doesn’t match the numbers.
It’s just the latest chapter in the “everything is weird” economy.