Wage Work: The Foggy 2-Year Window

08/07/2020 Nothing in today’s jobless data changes this picture: Western nations and especially the U.S., with its fluid labor force, face the daunting  prospect over the next few years of millions of workers without demand for their previous form of work. I say that, mindful of the hazards of projecting even slightly into the futureContinue reading “Wage Work: The Foggy 2-Year Window”

Help Preserve the Local News…All of it.

07/29/2020 Initiatives such as Report for America are tackling the crisis of local (and state) journalism, which has seen the rapid depletion of reporting ranks at newspapers and other media across the country. (See for reference the new book  “Ghosting the News”  by Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post.) Often these efforts to shore upContinue reading “Help Preserve the Local News…All of it.”

The Shaping of the Modern Hamptons

Summary of Current Research From 1967, when a legislative ally of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller carried a bill to extend the Sunrise Highway through the undisturbed farm-woodlands belt of the Hamptons to Amagansett, to 1999, when the Community Preservation Fund became law to preserve open space on Long Island’s East End through a surtax on propertyContinue reading “The Shaping of the Modern Hamptons”