It’s been jam-packed week or so: a family getaway with both our kids (a rarity these days, now that both are grown and our daughter lives in Guangzhou), and plenty to do today upon getting back to New York. (Apologies to those of you who’ve emailed me over the past few days…)
Solitude has been scant, but I’ve been spending what there’s been of it reading and brooding in preparation for what I hope will be an interesting post, when it’s done.
For tonight, though, just a few links: some weighty items, and some insubstantial froth.
— Goldberg on Piketty, via Commentary.
— Why we celebrate the Fourth of July. (And yet another reason why you should at least reflect briefly upon the idea of universal suffrage.)
— You’ve been doing this wrong all your life.
— From Mangan: all U.S. employment growth since 2000 has gone to immigrants. (Deep link here.)
— Why Bill Vallicella is not a naturalist.