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Louis Uchitelle looks at the decline of the $20-an-hour wage. This is ominous, he says, since such a decline is equivalent to a decline of the middle-class.
Posted at 02:45 PM in Economics | Permalink
It's the end of shopping, argues Robert J. Samuelson. That is, he says, consumer spending will no longer be the "reliable engine of growth" that it once was.
Posted at 02:19 PM in Economics | Permalink
Historian Hans-Ulrich Wehler has renewed his calls for an annotated edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf. Since any historically important text, however despicable its contents, is worthy of serious study, this seems like a good idea to me.
Posted at 01:59 PM in Books, Germany, History | Permalink
The History News Network conducted an informal survey of historians, asking them to assess the Bush presidency. It seems that 61% of respondents rated the Bush presidency the worst in U.S. history.
Posted at 12:51 PM in History, Politics | Permalink
Ed Wallace argues that there is no gas shortage. The current high prices, he says, are primarily a consequence of speculation in the futures market.
Posted at 01:32 PM in Economics | Permalink