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Jackson Allison

Big Think Contributor

Jackson is a third year UC Berkeley student, working as an editorial intern for Big Think.  He is a double major in Economics and History and is interested in where the two intersect.  He strongly believes that economics can benefit from using more history in its analysis, and incorporating the history of intellectual and economic thought to analyze 21st century problems.  Jackson is also an avid believer in maintaining a balance between the strength of the mind, and the strength of the body.

Follow him on twitter @jacdalli.


Creative Destruction

Creative Destruction.  When you first hear this term, it seems somewhat counterintuitive or oxymoronic. On a second go round; you might wonder why we need to create destruction or why […]

The Changing Entrepreneur

The word entrepreneur is tossed around a lot today, but it’s meaning changes depending on the context.  The concept was first introduced in 1723 by French economist Richard Cantillon but […]

Rules of Engagement: Lessons from Lessons

When Fast Company came out with its 96 lessons for 2013 from leaders across the business spectrum, I expected to find a stereotypical list of lifestyle changes and recommendations for […]

The Lessons of Civic Republicanism

Thomas Jefferson is known as the author of the Declaration of Independence, and the articulator of the separation of church and state. These high profile accomplishments tend to overshadow his […]

Got Grit?

What is grit?  Grit has been defined by researchers in slightly different but consistent ways.  It is hard work plus dedication, perseverance and persistence in the face of adversity, passion […]

Reclaiming Childhood from Cancer

I just got back from counseling at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times (CRMFGT) in southern California. For those of you who are not familiar with CRMFGT, it’s a camp […]

Money Makes ALL the Difference

University of California’s Paul Piff led a series of experiments that delved into the behavior associated with the rising income inequality in the United States.  What he found was incredibly […]

Ransoming the US

In the 1960’s, John Crowe Ransom looked back at the post Civil War South, and discussed how at the time the South was Reconstructed and Unregenerate. The South had just […]