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Water low; immigration high. Got a techno-fix?

By Jeremy Beck

Proposals to accommodate the worst border crisis America has ever witnessed belong in the realm of science fiction, in a world where limits don’t exist. In reality, the lesson of limits is all around us. Groundwater can take thousands of years to replenish, and Arizona is running out of it. The New York Times reports … Continued

How Many Shipping Containers Does it Take to Make America Great?

By Jeremy Beck

A friend sent me this video from The Wall Street Journal with a note: “The scale is staggering … gives one a sense of what having a population of 330 million consumers implies.” The often-mesmerizing video does bring to mind questions about domestic production, trade policy, and personal consumption (is all of my stuff really … Continued