Middle Class Culture

admin on June 24th, 2010

I am the only male living in a house with four females.  Three have the same last name as me, including two daughters home from college; the fourth is a student we are housing from Yale’s summer school for music. We recently replaced our bathtub shelving.  We use a pole in a corner that stretches […]

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admin on May 27th, 2010

I wish to dispel claims about two opposing trends on American Idol, along with making my own claim for one trend that the evidence seems to support. Every year Ryan Seacrest maintains that the talent is better than ever.  Meanwhile, there is growing “scuttlebut” on the Internet that the talent pool has peaked and is […]

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admin on April 3rd, 2010

In addition to complaining about UConn women dominance (as commented on in the previous post), some columnists and bloggers bemoan that women’s basketball is not as pleasing to watch as men’s basketball because of the difference in athleticism.  This complaint is perhaps more honest than the one about dominance, but nevertheless thrives on two faulty […]

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admin on April 2nd, 2010

I am a fan of both UConn women basketball and empirical logic.  When the two collide that attracts my interest and, in this case, commentary.  Posing the question “Are the UConn Huskies bad for women basketball?” has been a hot media topic in response to a record-setting win streak spanning two seasons, with record-setting margins […]

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admin on April 1st, 2010

Last year I commented that there are contestants who have broad support and some that have niche support.  The people with niche support, most typically the teeny-bopper niche, survive in the early rounds regardless of performance and makes the early rounds hard to predict.  The most famous example of this was Sanjaya (though I don’t […]

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I sent along some final thoughts to the editor of the business magazine for the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia, Molly Curso.  Here they are. Final Thoughts First, I would like to qualify my previous answer to question #2.  I said markets were necessary for the middle class.  I would add that free markets […]

Continue reading about Middle Class Questions from Investor.ge – Final Thoughts

Last week I posted my responses to three questions asked by the editor of a business magazine put out by the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (the country).  Here is my response to her final question. (4) Is there such a thing as the mentality of the middle class? There is the idea that […]

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admin on January 23rd, 2010

Here is the third question posed to me by the editor of the business magazine Investor.ge, put out by the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia. (3) Why is it (the middle class) important? Can we say it is more important economically than socially or does it play an important role in both spheres? What […]

Continue reading about Is the Middle Class a Cause or Effect?

admin on January 22nd, 2010

This post answers the second of a series of questions posed to me by the editor of a business magazine, Investor.ge, put out by the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (the country). (2) How did it develop in the United States? Is that unique or is there a universal formula that has been repeated in […]

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I recently got a request for an interview by the editor of a business magazine, Investor.ge.  The magazine is produced by the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (the country).  For those aware of recent events on The Middle Class Forum this is quite ironic.  There is a recent commenter out there rolling his eyes […]

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