The Thiel Fellowship’s progress so far and how to improve it

Every year for the past ten years, the Thiel Fellowship pays 20–30 people (age 22 and younger) $100,000 to drop out of college and build something. Despite the program being relatively new, companies started by Thiel Fellows have already…


A first step toward imagining a different kind of university ranking system

Every year, the US News and World Report releases its famous rankings of American colleges and universities. Many people have criticized these rankings and I won’t recycle the criticisms here. But I’ve been thinking about what an ideal…


There are over 100,000 people who need a kidney or liver transplant in the United States. Thousands of them will die waiting. It doesn’t have to be this way.

People hoping to receive a donation from a living or deceased donor are placed on a transplant waiting list, but many…

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