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Remembering and understanding Jane Jacobs, beyond left and right (Globe and Mail, Sept. 30, 2016)

A recent post about Jane Jacobs is entitled:  Is Jane Jacobs blameworthy for gentrification?: Arguments for and against My friend Mike James has let me know about the following Sept. 30, 2016 article from the Globe and Mail: Remembering and understanding Jane Jacobs, beyond left and right The opening paragraph reads: Everyone has their own Jane […]

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The Housing Bomb (2013)

When I first came across The Housing Bomb: Why Our Addiction to Houses Is Destroying the Environment and Threatening Our Society (2013), I thought the title may be a marketing ploy to attract readers. My assumption was not valid, as I learned when I began to read the book. The concept of the housing bomb […]

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Reinventing urban democracy in Barcelona – March 25, 2015 openDemocracy.net article

1) Reinventing urban democracy A March 25, 2015 openDemocracy.net article is entitled: “Reinventing urban democracy in Barcelona.” The opening paragraphs read: “We’re losing Barcelona and we want to win it back.” These are the opening words of the manifesto of the new electoral alliance Barcelona en Comú (which can be translated as “Barcelona for all”). […]

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CBC The Current: Income inequality shows the 1% will soon own 50% of all wealth, says Oxfam

Updates: A Jan. 29, 2016 Guardian article is entitled: “Was there ever a time when so few people controlled so much wealth?” An April 5, 2016 Foreign Policy article is entitled: “Taxpayers of the World, Unite! The Panama Papers confirm that the world’s elite cheat, lie, and steal. Will the masses finally do something about […]

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The Meaning of Human Existence (2014)

I’ve been reading books about the 1950s and 1960s. 1959 Among them is: 1959: The Year that Changed Everything (2009). Chapter 20, “Seeing the Invisible,” concerns the work of the photographer Robert Frank, with a focus on the latter’s The Americans (2008). Frank Kaplan, the author of 1959, has a Ph.D. from MIT in political […]