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Todd Buchholz
Todd G. Buchholz has served as a White House director of economic policy, managing director of the legendary Tiger hedge fund, and won the annual teaching prize at Harvard. He is the author of THE PRICE OF PROSPERITY: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them (Harper, June 2016). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and major television networks. His books, including New Ideas from Dead Economists, New Ideas from Dead CEOs, among others, have been translated into a dozen languages. Todd is CEO of Sproglit, LLC, an educational start-up based around his invention, The Math Arrow. He is a coproducer of the Broadway smash Jersey Boys, co-writer of a new musical called Glory Ride, and lives in Solana Beach, California with his wife and children.

Entries by Todd Buchholz

Get off the Tut-Tut!

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 11:21 AM

He looked like a little man, stooped and unthreatening. He even smiled, though his teeth looked like tombstones. My daughter Victoria and I needed a ride back to the hotel after an evening of admiring snakes on a stick at the Beijing night market.

"Come on, mister. Dong real cheap....

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How Queen Victoria Spared You the Agony

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:14 PM

Whenever someone tells you that the modern economy makes people miserable and that people felt just as happy generations ago, ask the following question: "Would you like open-heart surgery without anesthesia?"

Today "sedation dentists" advertise on radio programs, offering to lull anxious patients to sleep for mere tooth cleanings....

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A Jersey Boy's Guide to Cash and Culture

(5) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 3:31 PM

"How did you know that Jersey Boys would be a smash on Broadway?" Of course, I didn't know, but that's the question I hear when people find out that I was among the co-producers. Clint Eastwood, a legend among film buffs, jazz aficionados, and cowboys, is ready to unveil his...

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Our Schools Don't Add Up

(6) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 2:24 PM

If your child is entering the job market and can't do double-digit division, he's competing against the last peasant in Mongolia who yoked a yak to a plow. If he can't do single-digit division, he's competing against the yak. Young people in the U.S. once wielded a tremendous advantage in...

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All Shook Up: 11 Cheers for Stress

(29) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 4:35 PM

In 2004 leaders in Monza, Italy decided that goldfish were living in too frantic a world. Those poor fish swimming in round bowls keep rushing past each other.

"A fish kept in a bowl has a distorted view of reality...and suffers because of this," said a high official. So...

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