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The Union Future: How Teaching and Policing are Equally Affected

In his column pushing for thoughtful changes to improve America’s police forces and their relationship with African Americans and other ethnic groups, New York Times columnist David Brooks included a sentence that has become so undeniable that it is now convention wisdom:  “Teachers’ unions have become the single biggest impediment to school reform.” 136 more words

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A Lockable Metal Box

The December 12 David Brooks column at the NY Times described simple but proven solutions to complex problems. The first solution in the article is especially relevant for those of us who aim to help low-income people deal with emergencies and avoid a cycle of debt. 107 more words

Can Sen. Warren actually defeat Hillary?

OK, let’s be clear that while the media routinely refer to a former secretary of state as “Hillary,” no one is going to call the senior senator from Massachusetts “Liz.” 217 more words

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The Counterculture of Capitalism - A Holiday Wish

by James Stefanile, ABR, GRI, SRES, QSC, gCertified, REALTOR/Salesperson, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New Jersey Properties, Montclair Office

David Brooks is too smart for me.  I follow his columns avidly but my poor mind is often not up to the task of appreciating his message. 791 more words


New York Times Columnist Line of the Day

If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. 106 more words


Why Capitalism is (Not) Committing Suicide

Why Capitalism is (Not) Committing Suicide

By Shlomo  Maital

    David Brooks has another superb column in the weekend new York Times.  Titled:  The Ambition Explosion, he quotes work by sociologist Daniel Bell, who wrote in 1976 that “capitalism undermines itself because it nurtures a population of ever more self-gratifying consumers. 361 more words

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