Theory and Practice

My university was all about theory. Philosophy, political thought, literary criticism, dinosaurs and meteors. I even read Derrida. My brain was filled with ideas, but I couldn’t do anything. Or so I thought. There’s wisdom in theory. Of course, I quickly...

What Is Wrong With IBM?

IBM has a female CEO. IBM sponsors the Masters, an event held at Augusta National, a private club that does not allow women to be members. Which means Virginia Rometty can’t join the club that her company pays to prop up. This isn’t a new story (or a new...

What Happens the Day After Health Reform?

Enacting health reform is the easy part. What happens the day after? The University of Chicago held a terrific forum on health care on Sept. 10 in Washington. It was headlined by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who said that “what we’re really talking...