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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Eat the Poor

Posted By on 11.24.09 at 01:25 PM

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Just when I try to stop reading David Brooks, Shame of the University of Chicago, someone pulls me back in.

During the first many decades of this nation’s existence, the United States was a wide-open, dynamic country with a rapidly expanding economy. It was also a country that tolerated a large amount of cruelty and pain — poor people living in misery, workers suffering from exploitation.

It's still bullshit, like ususal, but this time it feels like Brooks is hustling himself, which, insofar as it's a more inadvertently honest form of bullshit, may well be an improvement.

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