In Which I Finally Grasp a Secondary Impact of Lower Marginal Rates on the Wealthy

Maybe this is obvious to everyone, but it hit me in a big way this morning. Here's a question that I've had for a long time. Why did we go from monumental buildings made from granite, floored with marble, and finished off with gold leaf & putti to buildings made from steel, concrete block, and … Continue reading In Which I Finally Grasp a Secondary Impact of Lower Marginal Rates on the Wealthy

On Giving Things Names, Branding, and the Like

Linda and I have named quite a few things, from cafés to people. Linda named Kavarna after having seen a picture of a coffeehouse in Prague. Kavarna is, simply, the word for coffeehouse in Czech; we must seem pretty simplistic to native Czech speakers! It would be like traveling to the Ukraine and finding a … Continue reading On Giving Things Names, Branding, and the Like