Does money measure everything? Is it the arbiter of success, genius, some innate quality that defines self-worth? Is money worship itself a uniquely American phenomenon? I’m curious because I’ve recently heard someone call Elon Musk the smartest person alive. An idea that never occurred to me because it’s the kind of assertion that would elicit … Continue reading Money

The Grifter

He sat in his well-appointed dressing room and stared through himself in the mirror, not seeing his imperfect facial features and flabby body under his clothes, but instead the idealized version of himself concocted out of thin air, made into mythology, and sold to the masses as a genuine article of American entrepeneurship and social … Continue reading The Grifter