Driving Blind: Austerity, Street Art, and Books
Let’s get right down to business.
Paul Krugman comes out swinging in the New York Review of Books with a piece of extended economic criticism that will surely draw much ire, but push an important debate back into the the public consciousness.
On the Verge returns today, and with one of my favorite scientists: Brian Greene.
Erick Erickson loses a lot of street-cred as “the reasonable conservative” after promoting biology as the reason why income inequality among men and women isn’t the problem we think it is.
Paul Jarvis gives advice on how to get paid when a client welches.
Street art always makes me happy–see for yourself.
Chris Cabin on how After Earth demonstrates the fear at the heart of M. Night’s film making.
Kelly McMasters explores what makes individual readers tick.
Bill Morris on the things he’ll ban when he’s elected mayor, like bookstore closings for instance.
Claire Kelley compares how the French and the Italians think of books.
Malcolm Gladwell attacks the plans to renovate NYC’s Central Library, suggesting condos be built there instead. Should the library’s history trump its mission, or can the one save the other?
Are lower prices more important than higher wages, or on a reconsideration of big, bad inflation.
Any “Conservative Reform” movement will need to reconcile its espoused values with its proposed policies. Most of the “reformers” though still seem too timid.