How Polyester Bounced Back
Works in Progress, April 21, 2022Somehow, polyester went from being the world’s most hated fabrics to one of its favorites. It reinvented itself thanks to advances in materials science, and did it so successfully that many people don’t even realize they’re wearing polyester today.
Investors Love Fast-Fashion Shein — at Least For Now
Bloomberg Opinion, April 08, 2022Young people care more about price than sustainability when it comes to cheap clothes. But the Chinese e-commerce startup may eventually face other headwinds. A conversation with Adam Minter.
Is There a Cure For Political Polarization?
Bloomberg Opinionn, April 03, 2022A conversation with author Mónica Guzmán on the costs of burning bridges with those we disagree with — and how exaggerated fears of other people’s views are driving Americans apart.
‘American Urbanist’ Review: Standing Out of the Crowd With William H. Whyte
The Wall Street Journal, March 04, 2022How the author of ‘The Organization Man’ went on to his greatest work: saving American cities.
It’s a Healthy Sign When Americans Fail the ‘Happiness’ Test
Bloomberg Opinion, February 12, 2022The ranking measures contentment and complacency. It penalizes imagination, opportunity and ambition.