Tag Archives: Infrastructure Spending

Civil Society and Trust

What holds relationships together, and families together, and sports teams together, and rock bands and labor unions and quail-hunting clubs together, and nations together, is trust. Each party trusts that the other party isn’t going to do something really stupid … Continue reading

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On Leaning Forward

It’s good to know someone in the news business, like Rick, the News Guy in Atlanta – he was part of the team that founded CNN way back when, after he had earlier worked for Roger Ailes, and Rick established … Continue reading

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The Long Decline

Were the local classical station not in one of its seemingly endless fund-raising campaigns – that’s where they talk about music and play very little of it and ask you for money – they’d probably be playing Wagner – Götterdämmerung … Continue reading

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Kicking Up Pebbles

It’s hard to maintain your fifth-rate imitation of Bill Evans at the piano when the other guy, on his Gibson L-5 – just like the one Django Reinhardt played on tour with Duke Ellington in 1946, and like Wes Montgomery … Continue reading

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