Confessions of an Independent Publisher (who learns everything the hard way)

About five years ago, the idea of becoming an independent publisher, one that focused on humanity’s biggest challenges, took hold of me. It was an intoxicating vision. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off, but publishing thought-provoking books on such challenges was just the kind of work I wanted to do. I had no idea what I was […]

Degrowth is Necessary

Branko Milanovic recently published a post that tackles the idea of degrowth (an idea I favor) head on. He’s one of my favorite economic thinkers, who has spent years focusing on the topic of inequality, long before it became a topic of broad interest. That, and the fact that I find him to be incredibly forthright, […]

March 13 Bangkok Stammtisch: Owen Jones meets Rutger Bregman

Tonight’s the night (March 13, 2017) for the monthly Bangkok Stammtisch for RSA members and friends. As part of our meetup, we’re planning to discuss Owen Jones’ interview of Rutger Bregman. I’ve outlined the discussion below as a conversation starter. If you’re in Bangkok, and this is of interest, come join us at the Queen […]

Review of WPC Book 1 from Econ Autodidactic

We received a nice review from J. Edgar Mihelic via his Econ Autodidactic blog that raises a couple of good questions about WPC Book 1. As this is my first effort as a publisher, getting good, honest feedback will be critical to learning along the way, so I owe a debt of gratitude to J. Edgar for providing me with a […]

Win a copy of WPC Book 1!

Goodreads Book Giveaway What Do We Do about Inequality? by Wicked Problems Collaborative Giveaway ends October 03, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway If you found this interesting, I welcome you to check out my books. I’m currently finishing up the last part of the book on Brexit that I’m serializing. Parts […]

Announcing the Re-launch of WPC Book 1: What do we do about inequality?

Earlier this year I attempted to launch the first book by the Wicked Problems Collaborative, and I admittedly did a poor job on multiple fronts. First, I set a release date that I thought I would reasonably give me enough time to complete the manuscript and “whatever else” needed to be done, without giving too much consideration […]

PRESS RELEASE — WPC Book 1: What do we do about inequality?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Louis, MO — The Wicked Problems Collaborative (WPC) is proud to announce the release of our debut offering, “WPC Book 1: What do we do about inequality?” on U.S. Labor Day (9/5/16). The economy isn’t working for most of us. Sure, a few have done exceptionally well in the wake of the Great […]

The Melting Away of North Atlantic Social Democracy

Plutocrats and their ideologues like to claim that too equal an income distribution destroys incentives to work and turns us into a “nation of takers.” But a return to the inequality levels of the 1960s would not turn us into Maoist China. In the relevant range of levels of inequality, it is much more likely […]