|Hello Insiders! Some readers say my questions for you yesterday about immigration hinted at my own opinion on the matter. And I was even accused of bias. Egad!
Well, OK, busted: I do have opinions on many issues! But I don’t feel like a bias led me to them. They are what I’ve decided (for now) after lots of reading, conversation, and thought. Some of the best conversations I’ve had were with people who don’t share my opinion. The same goes for my reading. Lots of editors or writers would use a space like this to argue their opinion — or worse, to drive outrage and readership. That’s not what I want to do.
I’d love for Insider Today to be a resource for you to find our good faith attempts at describing the world and what we think is fascinating. And then, if there’s a contentious topic in the news, I’d like to sometimes ask you where you stand and why. I’m genuinely curious about what you think. I consider this part of the newsletter, and your responses to it, a conversation.
BTW, politics is not the main thing we’ll cover here. We’ll largely focus on business, work, the economy, and the markets — with a heavy sprinkle of travel, culture, and more. I think open dialogue and conversations are the only way we can make this place better than we found it. You in? As always, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Nicholas Carlson