My2K

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 …

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 …