I hung out in a couple of the Life Center Association co-op houses in Philly in the late 90s. The place in that TPM article looks WAY nicer than anything I remember.
Mrs. Shallowpate and I have been Brooklyn Museum members for a few years now, and while it isn't cheap, the members-only openings are totally worth it. They basically plan a date night for you. And even if you're feeling lazy, you're kind of forced to go. You already paid for it! Plus, you get to see good art that you would probably otherwise overlook. NYC has so many museums, and you can't go to every new exhibit, but you'll definitely go to the Brooklyn Museum shows.
@Cup of T My impression is that "what class are you?" surveys often don't offer "working class" as an option, but when they do, it's a fairly popular choice.
I wanted to be a hobo. I read about them in Reminisce, a magazine for old people that my grandparents subscribed to, and it sounded like a fantastic idea: riding the rails, never working, eating hobo stew, and sleeping under the stars. But things didn't quite work out as planned. Now I'm a fundraiser for an international development agency.
It isn't quite true that wages for housework will never happen. Full-time moms in Venezuela now get old-age pensions: http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/9202
@Josh Michtom@facebook I'll never get over the shame. ;-)
I wonder if Solid Conservatives and Steadfast Liberals disagree about who is powerful.
There are great tenant organizations in NYC, and every renter should join one. It's basic self-interest. My personal favorite is Met Council on Housing: www.metcouncilonhousing.org
@Stina See, now that's good New Financial Advice!