Big Think Contributor
Jackson is a third year UC Berkeley student, working as an editorial intern for Big Think. He is a double major in Economics and History and is interested in where the two intersect. He strongly believes that economics can benefit from using more history in its analysis, and incorporating the history of intellectual and economic thought to analyze 21st century problems. Jackson is also an avid believer in maintaining a balance between the strength of the mind, and the strength of the body.
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Creative Destruction. When you first hear this term, it seems somewhat counterintuitive or oxymoronic. On a second go round; you might wonder why we need to create destruction or why […]
The word entrepreneur is tossed around a lot today, but it’s meaning changes depending on the context. The concept was first introduced in 1723 by French economist Richard Cantillon but […]
When Fast Company came out with its 96 lessons for 2013 from leaders across the business spectrum, I expected to find a stereotypical list of lifestyle changes and recommendations for […]
Thomas Jefferson is known as the author of the Declaration of Independence, and the articulator of the separation of church and state. These high profile accomplishments tend to overshadow his […]
What is grit? Grit has been defined by researchers in slightly different but consistent ways. It is hard work plus dedication, perseverance and persistence in the face of adversity, passion […]
This past weekend the 2013 CrossFit games ended, once again crowning Rich Froning as the fittest man on Earth. CrossFit is a combination of high intensity workouts that combine power […]
Can we fake it until we make it?
I just got back from counseling at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times (CRMFGT) in southern California. For those of you who are not familiar with CRMFGT, it’s a camp […]
University of California’s Paul Piff led a series of experiments that delved into the behavior associated with the rising income inequality in the United States. What he found was incredibly […]
When Reinhold Niebuhr wrote The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness in 1944, he was discussing democracy, which was coming under attack during world war two. He did […]
What is that classic phrase? The one we use to describe a system that is seemingly moving forward, but always ends up moving backwards? Is it “one step forward, two […]
Fordism, engineered assembly line production that stresses the integration of man and machine for the purpose of increased efficiency of production, stands out as one of America’s greatest ideas.
One of the ideas ranking among the top ten in American history, is the creation of public schools and the public education system.
“Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It’s knowing you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. […]
Preeminent Harvard historian Niall Ferguson argues that social mobility is extremely important to any developing or advancing society, and that the degree of social mobility is more important than the […]
In the 1960’s, John Crowe Ransom looked back at the post Civil War South, and discussed how at the time the South was Reconstructed and Unregenerate. The South had just […]
As a staunch follower of Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say aligned himself with the tradition of classical political economy. However, he quickly diverged from Smith, creating his own brand of economics. […]
Keynes did not just diagnose the problem, he also posed a solution: government intervention.
Big Idea: Micro-Loans/Micro-Financing
Is the division of labor still maintained today as Adam Smith defined it?
Big Idea: Economic and Institutional Flexibility