19 July 2007
Fred does Texas
Fred is coming to Texas for fundraisers in Houston (lunch) and Dallas (Dinner) on July 25th.
How come Dallas got dinner?
18 July 2007
Dear Matt Bai:
Don't get fooled by randomness. Let's hope you were just desperate for a column topic, rather than attempting to write true narrative.
10 July 2007
James Surowiecki has a worthwhile review of Indur Goklany's The Improving State of the World.
Read the whole thing, as they say.
"Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better." That mantra, invented by the self-taught psychologist Émile Coué in the nineteenth century, kept running through my head as I read Indur Goklany's new book on the relationship between economic growth and human and environmental progress, The Improving State of the World. Just as Coué told his patients that incessant repetition of his mantra would make it come true, Goklany seems to believe that saying often enough -- and in enough different ways -- that life today is better than ever will make it so.