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How did we get this finance industry?

As a share of American GDP, the finance industry has doubled in size in the past 40 years, to over 30% of American Corporate profits.  Many argue that this presents a real problem for the long-term stability of the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Media, Pennant-Racing, and Living Within Our Means

A popular narrative of the recent election is that Americans are fed up with the federal government’s inability to “live within its means.”  Real American people have to; state governments have to (more or less); the federal government should as … Continue reading

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The New Counterrevolutionaries and the Specter of “the Hipster”

– “They seem wild but they are so tame” (Arcade Fire, “Rococo,” The Suburbs) It’s been more than 15 years since Kurt Cobain killed himself with a shotgun.  When I was in high school, this was seen, more or less, … Continue reading

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