The Smallest Town You’ll Ever Get Lost In

The Smallest Town You’ll Ever Get Lost In

Navigating around a town of about 25,000 should be pretty easy. Often I can do it without a map–after all, how hard can it be to find 1435 N. Fourth St.? But they broke the mold when they made Kingston, NY, population 23,893. Located along the Hudson River in...
City of Broad Shoulders

City of Broad Shoulders

  Chicago, that city of broad shoulders, is as Cartesian a city as can be imagined (excepting, perhaps, Salt Lake City). With eight blocks to a mile, and 60 house numbers to a block, any address can be reduced to a set of x-y coordinates. Indeed, there are...
Food Network & The New Normal

Food Network & The New Normal

Over the past couple of years I’ve taken to watching three shows on The Food Network: Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives (3D), Restaurant Impossible, and especially, Chopped. These are not about food. Television is a poor medium for taste and smell, and in LED...

A Man’s Job

An article by Allison Schrager (published in Playboy–consider that a trigger warning; h/t Tyler Cowen) considers the future of work by gender. Given that industrial and manual labor will increasingly be automated, most remaining jobs for humans will be found in...

Excerpt: What Is a Job?

Here is the first chapter of Your Future Job by Daniel Jelski and Thomas George. Order a copy here! So what do you want to be when you grow up? President? An astronaut? A movie star? When Dan’s son was three or four years old, he had his heart set on being a garbage...