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In The Gated City, Ryan Avent observed that high housing costs in America’s most productive cities had forced large numbers of middle- and low-income households to either accept long, costly commutes, which eat into the ability of families to work and save, or to move to low-cost, low-productivity regions. Over time, this greatly impairs the ability of working- and middle-class Americans to climb the economic ladder. Moreover, when you move large numbers of people from high-productivity, high-wage regions to low-productivity, low-wage regions, you lower the productivity of the entire country. In other words, the rich homeowners who are fighting development in San Francisco and throughout coastal California are actually making America poorer. That’s not cool.
If you look at Condé Nast, 10 years ago they were at the center of many conversations among the elite. Many people read The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Gourmet and more. Today they could disappear and nobody would miss them. It only took a decade.

Seth Godin

TechCrunch: It’s Never Been A Better Time To Create A Luxury Startup

(via davemorin)

Re: luxury, I’ve been thinking that for a long while. (See my rantings about Monocle since it’s been around.)

(via davemorin)

newyorker:

A cartoon by Tom Cheney. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1paSXE0

newyorker:

A cartoon by Tom Cheney. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1paSXE0

unapologetic-book:

That vital distinction explained.

The Hidden Fortress // dir. Akira Kurosawa

(Source: strangewood, via etonnement)

etonnement:

mclaren-soul:

Mika being his cool self…

UNFAIRLY CHARMING

quentin-burantino:

"Russian Knights" painted an angel in the sky
Part of the problem, I came to realize, was that Evangelical fears about Mary are visceral and not entirely theological. Indeed, much of the conflict between Catholics and Evangelicals is cultural, not theological. Evangelical culture (whether you’re a man or a woman) is overwhelmingly masculine, while Catholic culture (again, whether you’re a man or a woman) is powerfully feminine. And the two groups often mistake their cultural differences for theological ones.
[E]xperimentation does not create absolute knowledge but rather changes both the burden and the standard of proof for those who disagree with its findings.

The West Wing Rewatch
: Josh & Amy in ‘H. Con-172’ (3x10)

(via thefinestmuffinsandbagels)

thekimonogallery:

Two women admiring cherry blossoms at night - main detail from a painting on silk hanging scroll.  1848-1860, by artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi.    MFA (William Sturgis Bigelow Collection)

thekimonogallery:

Two women admiring cherry blossoms at night - main detail from a painting on silk hanging scroll.  1848-1860, by artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi.    MFA (William Sturgis Bigelow Collection)

(via animusdonandi)

centuriespast:

Allegorical Figure of Melancholy
Charles de La Traverse 
(French, Paris 1726–ca. 1787 Paris)
Date: 1763
Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk
Metropolitan Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Allegorical Figure of Melancholy

Charles de La Traverse 

(French, Paris 1726–ca. 1787 Paris)

Date: 1763

Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk

Metropolitan Museum of Art

'220 pages of pissing in the punchbowl at the Sanctimonious Atheist Association rally' - review by Kurt Armstrong at The Englewood Review of Books
newyorker:

A cartoon by Ken Krimstein. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1paSXE0

newyorker:

A cartoon by Ken Krimstein. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1paSXE0