Monthly Archives: July 2014

The new ancien regime

Over the past several months, I have sipped from 18th and 19th century literature, as well as social critique.  This was sparked by Piketty’s read of novels from earlier eras, and what they said about the economics of the time.  … Continue reading

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Are there any best places anymore?

A colleague recently confessed a desire to leave his home state and move to Texas.  He felt  that “for 50 years, California was easily the best place to live in the world” but now feels that it is no longer … Continue reading

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