Daily Archive: January 4, 2011


Death of a City and a Region

In the comments to James’ post, Rufus writes about the city of my birth to suggest that perceptions on the death of American manufacturing writ large are at least partially the result of regional...


Blonde on the Tracks*

I got into a bit of a Twitter debate today with silentbeep over the symbolism of Rapunzel’s hair turning from blond and magical to brown and un-magical in Disney’s Tangled. While I think there...


American Manufacturing and Employment

In another thread I argued that U.S. manufacturing output was not in decline.  Not to be pushy, but just to back up my claim with data, here is a chart from Bureau of Economic...