Tag Archives: Michael Lind

Every Man a King

“Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things to Come

If you had wanted to know what was going to happen from 1933 through 2106 you would have read H. G. Wells’ The Shape of Things to Come – in 1933 of course. Most of that book is silly, but … Continue reading

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Opening a New Front

There’s something all teachers know – it comes with the territory. If the kid does well that’s the kid’s accomplishment alone – he are she really rose to the occasion, and may actually have hidden talents that are only now … Continue reading

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When There’s No Winning Strategy

Here it is, late May, and Team Obama and Team Romney have decided the November election will be a plebiscite on private equity firms, and whether running one of those, like Bain Capital, superbly qualifies you to be president in … Continue reading

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Seeing Things from the Other Side

That Occupy Wall Street thing continues, seemingly gathering momentum – which is odd for a protest with no fixed demands. But they say that is the point. The One Percent owns the country, and rules the country, and the Ninety-Nine … Continue reading

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The Rules of the Road

It was startling – a day down on Melrose Avenue photographing this week’s new street art and at one point standing on the corner by the Village Idiot (it’s a pretentious fake pub) waiting for the Walk sign. And then … Continue reading

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The Allure of Primitivism

It was a lazy spring afternoon in the early seventies at Duke University – the air was warm and thick, and heavy with the sickly syrupy smell of all the magnolias in bloom – they were all over campus – … Continue reading

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