District of Corruption

Scrums Along the Potomac

Scrums Along the Potomac

The most recent moment of defining culture for the DC metropolis wasn’t the...

Derbtown

Useless Mouths

Useless Mouths

“The book that people are reading now,” according to Lion of the Blogosophere,...

Zeitgeist

Big Boob Is a Bust

Big Boob Is a Bust

As recently as the early 1970s, millions of Americans couldn’t say the word...

Sports

The Night America Yawned

The Night America Yawned

I just watched the Super Bowl, and boy, am I bored. What’s worse, I am left with...

South of the Border

Barbarians at the Mall Entrance

Barbarians at the Mall Entrance

What do you call it when thousands of dark-skinned, slum-dwelling youths conspire...

Commerce

Dr. Pangloss, Free Trader

Dr. Pangloss, Free Trader

“We’ve outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is...

Kids Today

Escaping America’s Youf

Escaping America’s Youf

American has a “youth” problem or, as sometimes put, a problem with “youfs” or...

Economy

The Street Keynesians

The Street Keynesians

According to a poll carried out by the Figaro newspaper, only 17% of the French...

Britain

The Kiss-Off

The Kiss-Off

As the British press draw themselves bloated and bloody-faced from their feeding...

Television

Manufacturing Outrage

Manufacturing Outrage

There is often no difference between entertainment and politics. Consider recent...

Home Front

The Education-Industrial Complex

The Education-Industrial Complex

During the Vietnam War, a famous protest bumper sticker read: It will be a great...

Afternoon Delight

Rust on the Iron Law of Wages

Rust on the Iron Law of Wages

The other day I was thinking, which I know better than to do, and I started...

Idiocracy

Teamwork Is Overrated

Teamwork Is Overrated

I recently did a TED Talk here in Brooklyn and the conference’s theme was...

Commerce

Keeping Up With the Diamonds

Keeping Up With the Diamonds

Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds! Girls love them. Jewelers love them. Warlords...

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