Remember when we seemed to innovate really quickly and people seemed to be getting wealthier all the time?  It's not happening anymore for a bunch of very sensible reasons, not least of which is that the Overton window [that group of topics which is is safe to discuss without committing career suicide] is growing smaller and smaller.

The editorial board of the newly minted Journal of Controversial Ideas shows two things, to me. One - that the need for some new thinking to improve our world is felt by some of the very smartest minds in the world, and two, that the breadth of opinion communicated credibly in the daily news and social media is so sanitised, polemic and emotive that we've allowed our wits to grow dim.

Looking forward to reading some genuinely interesting things in the coming weeks and months.