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Seth Gilman is a New York-based classical vocalist navigating the treacherous waters between dynamic and formal equivalence, while thinking Big Thoughts.
This is my (mostly) political blog. Click the post title and it will link you to the article on which I'm commenting. Also, feel free to check out video and audio of my performances at http://sethsings.tumblr.com/.
"NEW MUSIC BAKE SALE
It’s somehow apposite that the Brooklyn generation that is embracing Cronkite-era eyewear and nineteenth-century facial hair is reclaiming yet another retro tradition as its own. Baked goods are indeed on offer into the evening, sold to benefit such groups as Newspeak, the Expano New Music Community Center, and the Talea Ensemble; in addition to the goodie tables, there will be continuous performances by the musicians involved. (Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. newmusicbakesale.org. March 16, beginning at 4.)"
The new yorker thinks you should come to our bake sale. And that your glasses are “Cronkite era” which is kind of awesome.
And that’s the way it is…
Shocker: Don’t entrust government to people ideologically bound to the principle that government shouldn’t work.
Effective regulation is important not just for the public, but for industry as well. Businesses do not have the means to police itself, nor should they have to. Besides, industry-wide efforts to enforce standards of governance would be both compromised and collusive, anathema to a “free” market. The answer is a third-party watchdog with the coercive power to mandate industry cooperation and overcome the prisoner’s dilemma - that is, the government.
But how can the effects of redistribution on growth be benign? Doesn’t generous aid to the poor reduce their incentive to work? Don’t taxes on the rich reduce their incentive to get even richer? Yes and yes — but incentives aren’t the only things that matter. Resources matter too — and in a highly unequal society, many people don’t have them.
Think, in particular, about the ever-popular slogan that we should seek equality of opportunity, not equality of outcomes. That may sound good to people with no idea what life is like for tens of millions of Americans; but for those with any reality sense, it’s a cruel joke. Almost 40 percent of American children live in poverty or near-poverty. Do you really think they have the same access to education and jobs as the children of the affluent?
I’m actually someone who finds that slogan very compelling. So compelling, in fact, that I want it to be a reality. Which means increasing equality of outcomes until we have some effective equality of opportunity, since the latter is partially dependent on the former. And our long-term economic health and national strength - our ability to innovate and the stability of our markets - are best served by ensuring that we make the most of the broadest possible swath of our human capital, and that a more diverse assortment of competing interests have access to effective representation in the public and private spheres than currently do.
- 2 INGREDIENT ICE CREAM BREAD -
Ingenious Kiwi, but I did count more than two ingredients.