Tag Archives: Opinion

Inequality and The Modern Culture of Celebrity

via NY Times. The Roaring ’20s was the decade when modern celebrity was invented in America. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Great Gatsby” is full of magazine spreads of tennis players and socialites, popular song lyrics, movie stars, paparazzi, gangsters and sports scandals — machine-made by technology, advertising and public relations. Gatsby, a mysterious bootlegger who makes […]

Today’s Income Disparities of the Gilded Age

via LATimes. D.C. Politicians Fail to Face Up to U.S. Income Inequality Both Republicans and Democrats say concern about the middle class is at the heart of the ongoing, vituperative debate over taxes, entitlements and fiscal discipline, but the political spat never seems to honestly address the gaping and growing class divide in the United […]