An effective and fun response to people who invoke... →
Proofreading: Do it. Since part of the paper’s success depends on...– Teaching materials from the David Foster Wallace Archive. Via Katie Roiphe at Slate, though I didn’t really read Roiphe.
Money Changes Everything: Why independent... →
The danger here is that philanthropy has given the moneyed class the potential to exert a new pull on journalism. And in a world where the lines between private money and government continue to blur, serious journalism must resist that pull and guard its independence—with business prowess, rigorous cost efficiency, and by spreading wide the donor base. A.J. Liebling’s famous formulation,...
Mr. Feingold was angry that funding for the music program had been cut in half,...– Evan Lavender-Smith. “Appalachian Spring.” Land-Grant College Review 3. “A handful of dust.” A handful!
There are times when I'm worried that I'm...
paulbrady: I’ve decided I’m okay with it though. “Like!”
[Disclosure: While Betabeat was reporting this... →
youngmanhattanite: You will not find a better disclosure than that. Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
So Ford’s legacy to Detroit has been mixed. On the one hand, he surely brought...– Does mechanical mass production impair an economy’s ability to refashion itself in the face of change? Is this Ford story in any way a parable for the financial-services industry? Maybe it was a mistake to pick a path that depended on an indebted consumer base for sustained growth. Maybe the...
We don’t live in historical time; we live in biographical time and we have to...– Unger.
The truth is that there are more petit-bourgeois in the world and certainly in...– Unger.
In all of the major market economies of the world, the truth is that production...– Roberto Unger.