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Monthly Archives: October 2011
Occupy Wall Street has many on the left cheering. That includes me, albeit with reservations. As someone who devoted a good portion of his life to fighting injustice—or as the late liberal icon and state legislator Robert Hagan was fond of … Continue reading
Once upon a time, in the 1970s, there probably was, as political conservatives and the business class claimed, a capital shortage. Union power, rising wages, and a tax-and-spend “liberal consensus” had increased household incomes for three decades at the expense … Continue reading
How is the so-called creative class faring in the ongoing economic crisis? In three books published in the first decade of this century, Richard Florida argued that America’s future lay in metropolitan regions with a high density of “sexually diverse,” … Continue reading
Last week, a few days before Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer, a friend posted a critique of the Occupy Wall Street protesters on her facebook page, in which she basically slammed the protesters for preaching the gospel of anti-corporatism … Continue reading