Reading Articles about Real Estate Sales in the Wall Street Journal

There’s no quicker way to get a look at income disparity in this country than to look at Wall Street Journal articles gushing over luxury real estates deals. Here are  two items appearing in the  Dec. 30, 2011 paper, offering a fitting close to the year: Mere 110 Million Penthouse Near Carnegie Hall Gets Ever-Higher […]

The Rise of the Penthouse Punk

Stand on the corner of iconic Haight Street and Ashbury, the epicenter of the 60s countercultural movement, and you can still find a vestige of the anti-establishment ethos: the Gutter-Punk.  Slumping on the sidewalk begging with an impish smile, the Gutter Punk invariably sports his (or her) uniform: a ragged black sweater plastered with patches, […]

CENSORED IN 1980: BIG BROTHER NSA IS LISTENING TO YOU

CENSORED IN 1980: BIG BROTHER NSA IS LISTENING TO YOU        Harrison E. Salisbury, respected Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and foreign and domestic correspondent for the New York Times, broke the extraordinary story about the National Security Agency. The NSA is the largest security agency in the U.S., larger than the CIA or the FBI, […]