Tag Archives: Lindy Davies

The Everyday Drama of One Manhattan Block

by Lindy Davies I recently ran across a block in Manhattan that serves as a microcosm of the hindrance and dysfunction that is built into today’s economy. The forces we see on this block are at work all over NewRead the Rest »

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Corn to Burn

by Lindy Davies Now and then I am forced to step back and realize that there are things in our modern economy, things we pass by every day and barely give a second thought, which are actually mind-bogglingly absurd. I’mRead the Rest »

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Letting in the Jungle

Veil them, cover them, wall them round — Blossom, and creeper, and weed — Let us forget the sight and the sound, The smell and the touch of the breed! Fat black ash by the altar-stone, Here is the white-footRead the Rest »

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My Tainted Trousers

by Lindy Davies The main media buzz has — all too soon — drifted away from the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, in which over a thousand garment workers lost their lives, and another 2,500 were injured.Read the Rest »

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The Ultimate Cyberweapon

by Lindy Davies An editorial in the New York Times recently expressed concern over cyber-attacks being perpetrated by Chinese hackers against United States military, business and industrial computer systems. The editorial suggested that the US and Chinese governments try toRead the Rest »

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Curiouser and Curiouser

by Lindy Davies Readers may have noticed the recent flap over the Internal Revenue Service subjecting conservative groups to extraordinary levels of scrutiny. Mostly these are folks who call themselves Patriots, who are Taxed Enough Already! (Heavens, why would thatRead the Rest »

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Global Poverty: Real and Virtual

by Lindy Davies Glancing at HuffPost over morning coffee (something that costs about $1.50 these days at most NYC bodegas), I noticed that a couple of bloggers, Jessica Prois and Eleanor Goldberg, are documenting their participation in the “Live BelowRead the Rest »

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On Rent

by Lindy Davies My awesome colleague Jacob Shwartz-Lucas mused, in his recent WorkandWealth piece, on Rent — which, he notes, “has a very nuanced meaning in Economics.” Though Jacob said “meaning,” he talked about definition — which is understandable. HeRead the Rest »

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by Lindy Davies New York City has always provided us with icons: the Statue of Liberty, The Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, The Empire State Building, the World Trade Center (in place, and in destruction). Now a new one is rising:Read the Rest »

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Lonely Tax Reformers Press On

April 1, 2019 — The economy is surging forward. Clean-energy stocks are outpacing the markets. Seventeen of the 20 largest cities in the United States have voluntarily increased their debt-retirement payments to the federal government. This is the climate inRead the Rest »

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