Up, Up, Up

Revenue surged at Amazon, up 43%, at Facebook, 50% and at Google’s parent Alphabet, 73%. Good news? Well certainly for stockholders but what about the rest of America. What about Easton and Chestertown and the rest of the Eastern Shore of Maryland?  ...

Lies, Reactions, Consequences

“If everyone always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but that no one believes anything at all anymore — and rightly so, because lies, by their nature, have to be changed, to be ‘re-lied’, so to speak.”  Hannah Arendt Hannah Arendt, born a...

LOST IN AMERICA

This last week is illustrative. Preparation is underway for a summit with Kim Jung Un, Congress appears to be in the final stages of a new banking bill, teachers are on the march from Oklahoma to Kentucky, but everything is about the President. Well not everything,...

What Price Privacy?

It was the beginning, 1994. I was in Dallas for a meeting of magazine editors and publishers and met with Jim Clark who was raising capital for a company called Netscape. Clark had recruited the technology group headed by Marc Andreessen at the University of Illinois....