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Archive for November 2010

Take the A train

  One of my favorites. Duke and his orchestra, from Reveille with Beverly, a 1943 movie.

Katz: Why we need city-based manufacturing investment

(Video) Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution puts the case for manufacturing and innovation, based around strong metropolitan centers.

This week’s articles of note

“Heartland headache,” National Journal, by Ronald Brownstein “The myth of charter schools,” The New York Review of Books, by Diane Ravitch [review of the film Waiting for “Superman”] “Liberal paternalism gets public and private the wrong way around,” Reuters, by Frank Furedi “Conflict or cooperation? Three visions revisited,” Foreign Affairs, by Richard K. Betts “American […]

Buffalo: New York’s Midwest city

This video about Buffalo, produced by tourist and preservation groups, is quite impressive and reminded me of a few broader issues. First, we often forget that New York State encompasses what we know as the Midwest. In his New York Times op-ed yesterday, David Brooks argues that the trajectory of American politics is being determined by the working class of the Midwest: If Balzac […]

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