An American Tale

moon This piece from The Atlantic discusses a paradox present within the “American DNA” – the conflict between Americans’ risk-taking entrepreneurial spirit and their risk-averse Puritanical sensibilities.

As we have found many times, similarities from culture-to-culture run deep.  But sometimes the uniqueness of a given culture can explain a lot.  It can be particularly interesting when apparently conflicting sets of values work in tandem, as the author claims is the case in the US.