Category Archives: Cutting Entitlements

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

No one misses the days of the classic dreary and depressing British films – the black and white social-realism kitchen-sink tales of working-class lost souls, trapped in a world where they had no chance to escape any of the dreariness, … Continue reading

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Political Street Life

Cities have iconic streets that define them. New York has Wall Street – the seat of all money and power in the city that never sleeps and takes no prisoners. Paris has its Avenue des Champs-Élysées – the Elysian Fields, the … Continue reading

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Stalemate in Imaginary America

For many there is this hypothetical America that once existed and to which we must return. That’s the America where you graduated from high school or college, sowed a few a wild oats if you had any in you – … Continue reading

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Haggling Time

There are people who love street markets abroad and garage sales at home, primarily because they love being able to talk down the price of whatever it is, with elaborate theatrics. You can pretend to be insulted by the high … Continue reading

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