Powerballisms

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The next Powerball drawing is over a billion dollars. Lottery machines can’t even display the full amount because they weren’t manufactured with enough numbers. Everywhere you turn, people are buying as many tickets as they can afford, even if they can’t. Powerball has even pushed gun control and pandering politicians…

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Those pesky misbehaving humans

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I’m currently reading a very interesting new book called Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard Thaler. Thaler is an economics professor who became inordinately interested in those curious, messy, illogical, maddening creatures called “Humans” sometime in the ’70s. Economists then — and now — prefer to deal with the far more…

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Attention ladies!

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Even though it’s 2013 and everyone is highly evolved, attuned to the idea that we’re all equal, blah blah blah, we women somehow still seem to get short shrift. Both at home and the workplace, I know I can feel overlooked and taken for granted. I certainly wouldn’t consider myself…

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