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Local zoning a drag on the economy, promoter of inequality?

Fascinating piece in the New York Times about how local zoning and development regulations that are “anti-growth” may, in fact, be slowing economic growth as much as $1.5 trillion per year. Essentially, in fast-growing communities where there are more jobs and… Continue Reading →

Review: “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Accelerate Success”

I read Shane Snow’s “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Accelerate Success” over the holidays. The book lays out several strategies that high achievers have used to achieve success faster than their peers. It’s a fast, but very interesting, read… Continue Reading →

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