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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Economist Alan Tonelson argues for the re-industrialization of the U.S. economy in this month’s Harper’s Magazine. Plus, The Drum Major Institute’s plan for New York City’s future; remembering Percy Sutton; previewing the State of the State address; and Facebook privacy.


Alan Tonelson

Remembering Percy Sutton

The funeral for New York political and business giant Percy Sutton is today. Basil Paterson, former New York Secretary of State and father of Governor David Paterson, C. Virginia Fields, former Manhattan borough president, candidate for mayor, and currently president of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, and Elinor ...

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State of the Tri-State

Three if this region's major political stories come to a head today. Chris Dodd will not be seeking another term as Connecticut Senator. Gay marriage is likely up for a vote in New Jersey. And Governor David Paterson addresses the legislature on the state of New York and anti-corruption legislation. ...

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Privacy on Facebook

Facebook recently changed the way users manage their privacy. Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discusses what's good, bad, and ugly about the privacy setting changes.

Have you been burned by the Facebook privacy settings? Did you find you were sharing more ...

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Developing a Blueprint for Post-Recession Governance

Drum Major Institute just published From Disaster to Diversity What's Next for New York City's Economy. Co-editors Dan Morris, DMI Communications Director, and Adam Friedman, Pratt Center for Community Development Director, discuss this new book.

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Where the Jobs Should Be

Alan Tonelson, author of The Race to the Bottom: Why a Worldwide Worker Surplus and Uncontrolled Free Trade are Sinking American Living Standards, and Stanley Aronowitz, distinguished professor of sociology at CUNY Graduate Center, discuss the possibility of a major reindustrialization of the American economy.

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Uganda's Future

Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Olara Otunnu is a likely candidate for president in the next Ugandan elections. He discusses his country's future, and the controversial legislation being considered by the current government to criminalize homosexuality.

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