Giving offense can get you knocked down. So can bad timing. So can not having enough friends. So can costing your friends money. There are lots of ways to find yourself on your ass in the middle of the street. My friend Colin Mitchell is out of a job because he said the wrong thing. That’s how it goes when your job is to sell people what you think. Sometimes they don’t buy it.I come to bury Colin, not to praise him....

The Conspiracy of Mirrors

My friend Dmitry likes to say that the only real conspiracies are the ones we’re all invested in, the ones so many of us take for granted that we don’t even see them as conspiracies. The fact that more people don’t agree with him, I see as a strength of his argument. Not all giant lies are in th...