September 16, 2020

I recently published an article lamenting the fact that prominent elites are now advocating population control as a tool to combat climate change.

In doing so, I highlighted the fact that 7 times more people live outside of poverty today than have ever lived at that lev...

September 2, 2020

In 1835, Ohio and Michigan fought a near-bloodless battle over the boundary between their two states that left one dead and tensions broiling. Each year since 1897, they've fought a less bloody, but still contentious war for bragging rights - in football.

The rivalry en...

August 19, 2020

Here are the most up-to-date rankings of the five NCAA power conferences in median academic standards among the schools.

For comparison: The Ivy League

Average SAT: 1481

Average Admissions Rate: 9%

Average Endowment: $16.7 billion

The Power Conference Academic Rankings

Power...

July 24, 2020

David Attenborough, according to a recent article for the UK’s Telegraph, has given up on society’s potential for good. In it, he argues for population control as the best response to global warming, a sentiment shared by many in the intelligencia of the media and poli...

June 10, 2020

Thanks to emerging oil technologies, the era of energy as a tool for political manipulation is over – thus ending an era that commenced with the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo.

The 1973 Oil Embargo kicked off a dark period in which control over the world’s energy because the sin...

May 20, 2020

Cities for people or people for cities?

An unlikely marriage between city planning and gene modification is reinventing the future city. It’s also pushing the technological edge of gene modification as a tool for good – potentially as a natural outgrowth of the legacy o...

May 6, 2020

During the height of the COVID-19 quarantine, the Washington Nationals, their coaches, and a few ex-members got together to celebrate their 2019 World Championship with a rollicking Zoom call streamed live on Facebook. It gave us a glimpse inside the personalities of t...

April 27, 2020

By Roger Weber

This will be the first part of a series in as many parts as it takes me to sort out some thoughts on how city planning can help in the fight against COVID-19. Stay tuned.

1850 can teach us a lot about coronavirus, and about life. As the US took its first s...

March 26, 2020

As baseball hemorrhages fans amid record profits for the sport, MLB’s senior level central management seem determined to quicken its death. In case after case of different issues facing the league, the management team, led by commissioner Rob Manfred, who has spent his...

February 27, 2020

Ballet got more front page news coverage last year than it ever has in decades thanks to an embarrassing controversy involving one of the country's most high-profile dancers who, according to many, couldn't complete a routine. While many are panning the controversy as...

February 20, 2020

Before he led the country across a five-year struggle that freed the slaves and reunited the union, and before he was even elected President, Abraham Lincoln helped fuel the growth of the heartland. He also helped bridge an economic divide that closed a cultural chasm,...

February 16, 2020

MLB's bullying response to a Congressional statement defending small communities may be the worst, most callous, and most anti-baseball fan thing to come from the office of Commissioner Rob Manfred. And amid the many failings of his awful tenure as baseball commissione...

February 16, 2020

When Penn State fans chant “We Are…”, you might as well fill in the back end of the statement with “the Astros”. Based on this week’s events, the similarities between the attitudes of the Astros in 2020 and the attitudes of rioting Penn State fans in 2011 regarding the...

February 7, 2020

In 1999 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the two titans of contemporary urban planning had an epic debate: New Urbanism vs. Delirious New York. The videos are below.

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February 5, 2020

Housing affordability continues to be one of the chief drivers of economic growth in America, with a lower cost of housing freeing up more capital to legions of Americans. By multiple measures, America retains the most affordable, largest, and most luxurious housing in...

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