The Upside of Waiting in Line

The New York Times: Waiting in line got a bad rap as an ever-present part of the Communist Soviet Union. It could turn out to be a big part of America’s urban future, because some lines are actually useful. To better understand this, consider a contrast between locations. Although I More

The Prius as an Oddly-Shaped Status Symbol

The Atlantic: The mid-2000s Toyota Prius was a weird-looking box of metal: Viewed from the front, it sloped upward with swollen curves. From the back, it was chunky and pug-nosed. But from a marketing perspective, the Prius’s visual oddness was a selling point. While other car companies designed their hybrid More