Intangible Assets

I’ve been digging through some historical tax receipts data (#NerdAlert) to determine whether investment income — defined as net income from taxable interest, dividends, capital gains, and rent — has been rising as a share of gross income. To my surprise, it has been fairly flat at around 10% in recent years (see Exhibit 1). Given […]

Favorite Podcast Episodes (2017)

The best podcast episodes I listened to in 2017.

Favorite Books of 2017

Six of my favorite reads from 2017

The Death of Graduate School?

Is Congress to blame for the “death of graduate school” or is it universities’ failure to heed price signals?
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The Discontinuities between the Generations in History

A few gems from Sir Herbert Butterfield’s 1971 Rede Lecture at Cambridge University

The Lies of Vietnam

Some thoughts on the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary “The Vietnam War”

Favorite Books of 2016

My favorite five books from the year


Thoughts after the election of Trump

How Will You Spend Your Energy?

On life and the decision to pursue entrepreneurship
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Father Joseph’s Folly

Posted by Mike on April 6, 2016 in Books |No Comments

Some gems from Aldous Huxley’s “Grey Eminence” (1941)