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Government has always played an outsize role in creating jobs—and still can.
Claude S. Fischer
Cities are now playgrounds for the rich, with the poor forced into suburbs.
Polls are bad at picking presidents but still have much to teach us.
Historical segregation turns out to have been greater than we thought—and it hasn't gone away.
Lily Tomlin and Julia Garner in Grandma.
Systematic, reliable evidence that Americans converse less in person than before is hard to find.
Americans seem likelier than other Westerners to believe the world is fair.
In true American style, Brooks understands our lives to be the products of individual will alone.
The instability of the white working class.
Political correctness tends to close off important, if uncomfortable, topics.
How America traded formality for authenticity.
Heated response to “slum ethnography” is as old as the genre itself.
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