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The False Economy

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On May 21, 2019
Yes, unemployment rates are low. There are jobs for most people who want them. But this has not really budged the national worry over income inequality and the widespread belief that the economy does not work for most of us. There’s a good reason for that–it does not. Unemployment numbers are a facile measure of […]
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Another Word on Amazon

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On February 14, 2019
Allow me to build upon Scott’s post below to think briefly about what Amazon pulling out of New York means for modern progressive politics. To say the least, the obsequiousness of city officials around the nation is courting Amazon made a lot of people sick. I understand the desperation to bring jobs into cities, but […]
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The Smithsonian Museum of American History is a complete disaster. Ever since the Enola Gay exhibit became a center of conservative culture war resentment in the 1990s, the Smithsonian has been petrified of offending anyone in power. Combine this with the decline of federal funding to produce great exhibits and the Smithsonian is now an […]
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