Today the white House put out a PR campaign aimed at avoiding the fiscal cliff by encouraging Americans to post on Twitter what $2000 means to them.  The premise of this initiative is based on the sound byte info graphic proclaiming that the average middle class American will pay $2200 more each year if the … Continue reading My2K

In Defense of Mediocrity

In August, the Wall Street Journal published an interesting article on the epidemic of boasting.  The intro line to the article reads, “Friends, family and co-workers: I think you're fabulous—just not quite as fabulous as you think you are.”  Is it true?  Without even realizing it, have we become a more boastful society? Consider some … Continue reading In Defense of Mediocrity