Whistling At Dogs

An article that crossed my social media feed this morning highlighted (for me) a particularly insidious idiom that’s become popular among some in the culture-politics scrum. The article, a “come to Jesus” exposition of a feminist writer’s...

Billionaires and Charity

MacKenzie Bezos, now-ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, made headlines when she got $36 billion as her divorce settlement, and then promptly made more headlines when she joined the Giving Pledge, an initiative whereby the world’s wealthiest promise to give a...

Robbing Mattresses

Other People’s Money (OPM) is a wonderful thing, especially when those Other People have a lot of it and you have a lot of ideas as to how it should be spent. Progressive economics, distilled down to its essence, brings us to that simple conclusion. One problem...

OPM, Restaurant Edition

Know that tip you leave for your servers at your favorite restaurant? It’s become the apple of someone’s eye. Many someones, actually. There’s been a movement afoot for a number of years to change how workers in traditionally tip-compensated jobs get...