The future for the middle class is bleak, and our political structure and our idiotic economic theories, trumpeted by the feral rich, insure that it will stay that way.
|By: masaccio Sunday August 25, 2013 11:00 am|
We don’t need the rich to create a good society. In fact, the demands of the rich wreck any sensible notion of a good life.
|By: masaccio Sunday August 18, 2013 10:28 am|
Why don’t we try sustainable middle income lives based on local production and consumption from small sustainable artisanal businesses instead of continuing the death march of mass production from other countries?
|By: Cynthia Kouril Saturday August 17, 2013 1:59 pm|
Are you old enough to remember when Masters of the Universe actually felt the need to give back? Can you remember the days when regulations were seen as good things? When the phrase “consumer protection” was used by someone other than Elizabeth Warren? If you’re too young to remember what the world was like when we had decades of prosperity and relative economic fairness in the “managed economy”, or if you want to take stroll down memory lane, back to the days of economic regulation, you may want to crack the spine on this book.
|By: masaccio Sunday August 11, 2013 10:30 am|
The economic interests of middle income voters are pretty much the same. The divisions on economic issues are artificial.
|By: masaccio Sunday August 4, 2013 10:45 am|
The conventional wisdom says that being in the middle class is about your aspirations, not your wealth or your economic class. The only people who benefit from that pipe dream are the feral rich and their politician servants.
|By: masaccio Sunday July 28, 2013 9:59 am|
In an artisanal cheese-eating society, you don’t need crazy rich oligarchs to start wars and trickle down a couple of jobs.
|By: masaccio Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00 am|
Most people in the middle class get there by selling their labor, and the knowledge and skill they bought with their own money. How does this fit with standard definitions of middle class?
|By: masaccio Sunday April 21, 2013 10:40 am|
Politicians tell us that they want to serve their fellow humans. To whom?
|By: Jeff Connaughton Saturday April 13, 2013 1:59 pm|
Edward Luce’s book has been widely praised as carefully balanced and filled with evocative analysis and reportage. With a cast of dozens of academic, business and governmental thinkers, it wrestles with America’s relative economic decline, how the global economy is increasingly siphoning away America’s ability to innovate and manufacture, and a wide range of U.S. policy failures from education to healthcare to reinventing government. Too often Internet-entranced readers like me look for distillations to digest quickly, rather than dwell on the fascinating interviews, anecdotal treasure chest, and hard-nosed analyses in Mr. Luce’s detailed yet highly entertaining book.