Hi. I'm Rick. I write, advise, and invest.
I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on, that keeps coming back to me. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a CEO. I’m a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter.
Yet the economic arguments against independence seem not to be working — and may even be backfiring. I think I know why. Telling a Scot, “You can’t do this — if you do, terrible things will happen to you,” has been a losing negotiating strategy since time immemorial. If you went into a Glasgow pub tonight and said to the average Glaswegian, “If you down that beer, you’ll get your head kicked in,” he would react by draining his glass to the dregs and telling the barman, “Same again.”
The median income in Brooklyn Heights grew to $166,346, while Dumbo’s reached $167,737,” reported the Daily News. That’s more than $150,000 difference in income between Brooklyn’s poorest and richest neighborhoods.
His company already produces a 30-minute weekly program for HBO — “News from the edge,” is the tagline — but he’d like to eventually have a 24-hour Vice network.
For a second there I thought “what a depressing, backwards ambition,” but then I realized mine is to write hardcover books, so hey, to each aging Gen-Xer’s own I guess.