Wednesday Open Thread 

Wisconsin billboard… Jan. 1980. 55 mph, Iran and Jimmy Carter… 

Perilous Pain Pill Public Policies

Who’d a thunk that well meaning policymakers could screw things up for others? I don’t pretend to know what the solution to the opioid addiction epidemic is — and it is a big problem… but people never seem to remember that any move to resolve an issue always creates other problems. Anyway… this is […]

Ben Sasse on Economic Disruption

Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse has a great piece in the Wall Street Journal — an excerpt of a speech he gave at the Steamboat Springs Institute called The Challenge of our Disruptive Era:

I don’t mean to be exceedingly pessimistic. There are plenty of wonderful opportunities for American families and innovators in this […]

Tuesday Open Thread 

Fly United

Tuesday Open Thread 

The Teenage Tycoon And The Russian Video Game Inventor

Chester Greenwood

The Smithsonian tells the story of Chester Greenwood, a teenage inventor who in 1877 patented his invention, an improved earmuff that proved to be so popular that it kept his hometown of Farmington, Maine employed for 60 years:

Greenwood’s true innovation, and the reason he got a patent, was a v-shaved swivel […]

Wednesday Open Thread 

The rooftop test track on the Fiat factory in Turin, 1928. https://t.co/M2tMEEV06m

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