On The Pros and Cons Of Collective Living

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.

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 9:18 am 0

On The Cost of Things: Museums

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.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:18 pm 0

On We Literally Cannot All Be Middle-Class

@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.

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 8:14 pm 0

On Are You What You Wanted To Be When You Grew Up?

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.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm 1

On Wages For Housework!

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

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm 2

On How Americans Think About Fairness and the Economy

@Josh Michtom@facebook I'll never get over the shame. ;-)

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 8:47 am 0

On How Americans Think About Fairness and the Economy

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 8:47 am 0

On How Americans Think About Fairness and the Economy

I wonder if Solid Conservatives and Steadfast Liberals disagree about who is powerful.

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm 1

On Are You My Landlord?

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

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm 0

On Adjusting Our "New Financial Advice" to Include Unemployment

@Stina See, now that's good New Financial Advice!

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm 0