The neoliberal agenda, or modern loaves and fishes

Neoliberalism is fundamentally the idea that if two people would like to make a deal that does not directly affect anybody else, we should let them. It is opposed both to regulation and cartels, and the neoliberal agenda can take credit the de-regulation (and union cartel breaking) that allowed for containerization of global shipping, as well as … More The neoliberal agenda, or modern loaves and fishes

Gentrification, or a series of barely coherent thoughts

Over at Meisselspot (deep in the archives at this point), Yonah Meisselman has a thought-provoking piece on gentrification.  The whole post is worth reading (really, go click through and read it), but the core takeaway is this: like “capitalism” and “essays I wrote in high school,” I find “gentrification” to be a rather incoherent mess … More Gentrification, or a series of barely coherent thoughts

Off-Camera Flash

There are really three pieces of photograph–getting the right things in the photo, taking the photo at the right moment, and getting the photo lit well at that moment. The first two are really hard to get right, but getting the third part right is cheap and easy, and will make a world of difference … More Off-Camera Flash