SARS-Cov-2 gave the world a new pathogen, and we will have to learn how to live with it. More people will die every day now than before, especially in the beginning as we learn about this new pathogen. Our lives will change. We will have to adapt. Vaccines will help…


All Presidential candidates should be required to answer one fundamental question: At the end of your tenure as President what will be the ratio of U.S. per capita income to global average per capita income? Why? Currently, this ratio is roughly fourteen to one, and Americans generally are OK with…


The Road to Hell is Still Paved with Assumptions

We need to stop talking about the post-Covid world. There is no such thing. Covid is not an event. It is not an invading army. Instead, it is a structural change in our world. Covid will be with us for the…


1. The Secretary of Health and Human Services is hereby designated the chief pandemic officer of the United States and is responsible for assuring that the United States is prepared to handle any pandemic and for organizing our response to any such pandemic.
2. The Secretary may delegate this responsibility and…


The optimized analog world of forty or so years ago was based on networks in which the nodes were humans. Sometimes they were imaginative, clever. I read about a Cambridge don who sent himself reminders to non-existent addresses around the world, depending on the postal system to return them to…


Every day about 8,000 Americans were dying before the onset of Covid19. A new pathogen means that this number will increase. We are in a changed world. We have some ability to influence by how much and for how long, but it will increase. Our leaders have to lead, and making these choices is very hard because you have to place an economic value on human life.

In the early days of the personal computer industry Osborne Computers was a shooting star which brought us the first portable PC. At the press conference where he announced his second generation product, Adam Osborne declared to the reporters there “Assumption is the root of all fuckups.” The announcement was…


Harry S Truman famously had on his desk in the Oval Office while he was President the saying “The buck stops here.” That belief has become mainstream in the United States. As we have learned to say in the last two decades though “It’s complicated.”

Who is accountable for resiliency…


This is a start at a theory of inequality. It is a theory. It simplifies a lot in a effort to explain. It is intended to complement Piketty by giving an explanation for why r > g and may be so for a long time. …


Inverting the Internet

Smartphones and the cloud together have unleashed a abundance of devices and applications that have become integral to modern life worldwide. These devices and their applications in turn depend upon a massive amount of data stored in the cloud by application. …


Electing Our President

“Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016 so she should be the president.” This has been a constant refrain since the election, and factually the total of the votes for electors pledged to her was more than the total of the votes for electors pledged to…

Bill Raduchel

Strategic advisor on technology and media, independent director and angel investor.

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