Category: Albert Wenger

Calling All Billionaires: Fund Fusion Now

For any billionaire out there: fund nuclear fusion now! Consider this: the people who fund successful nuclear fusion are guaranteed a spot in the history […]

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An Agenda for the 2020s: Inventing the Knowledge Age

In yesterday’s post I summarized the 2010s as fighting past battles that keep us stuck in the industrial age. The agenda for the 2020s should […]

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The 2010s: Stuck in the Past

On this last day of the 2010s here is a recap with a single theme: we are fighting the battles of the past instead of […]

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Impeachment Vote

Today is the impeachment vote in the House of Representatives. It will be fascinating to see if any Republicans at all will support impeachment in […]

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Electricity and the Climate Crisis: Moving to EVs

Last week I started digging into electricity as part of my posts the climate crisis. Today’s post continues that by looking at the potential increases […]

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Electricity and the Climate Crisis

In order to understand solutions to the climate crisis, including the potential role of nuclear energy, it is essential to understand our current and future […]

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On Growth

The word “growth” has become one of the focal points of the climate crisis debate. There are those who are worried that pricing carbon will […]

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Nuclear Power and the Climate Crisis (Introduction)

People who want to fight the climate crisis tend to agree on a lot of things, but nuclear power turns out to be a highly […]

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Harvard and the Climate Crisis

I just nominated five candidates for the next election of the Harvard Board of Overseers as part of an effort organized by Harvard Forward. The school […]

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Climate Crisis: Humanity’s Biggest Opportunity

So far I have been writing about the climate crisis primarily as a threat, an extinction level threat for the human species. But the climate […]

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Minor Medical Mystery (Solved)

A few weeks ago I started having a strange sensation in my right thigh. When I moved my leg, it felt as if something was […]

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Thanksgiving: Family

I have written Thanksgiving posts in past years thanking entrepreneurs, teachers and my parents. Today I want to thank my immediate family: Susan, Michael, Katie […]

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Living in a Horror Movie?

These days I often feel as if I am living in a horror movie of the twilight zone variety. People appear to be under some […]

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Celebrating Dori (2011-2019)

We had eight glorious years with Dori, our beloved Goldendoodle. Just seeing her in the street put a smile on people’s face. She was alway […]

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Leadership: Learning from Mistakes (by Finding Sources of Emotion)

It is a common idea that we should learn from our mistakes. In practice though I see many people making the same mistakes repeatedly. I […]

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Bad Takes on Taxing Wealth (Especially Billionaires)

The discussion around taxing wealth, and in particular billionaires, has been illuminating. Not in the sense of learning something new but rather seeing who is […]

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A Win for Ranked Choice Voting

In yesterday’s election New York City voters passed Ranked Choice Voting as a ballot measure. This means that in future elections such as those for […]

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Twitter Banning Political Ads: Woke but Wrong

Twitter is banning political ads. This is Jack sticking it to Mark while the latter is on the ropes in a one-two punch including a […]

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Leadership: Values

A question I get quite frequently is “What makes a good leader?” One of the most important aspects of a good leader is that they have […]

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Venture Capital and the Climate Crisis

A while back I recorded an interview with Jason Jacobs for his podcast series My Climate Journey. Jason did a great job pushing me on […]

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