Weekly Digest: The Coming of Neo-Feudalism
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Latest Content and Media
The head of Indiana’s state economic development agency responded to my critiques of the state’s poor economic performance.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer riffs of my piece on the DIY family.
Willamette Week, Portland’s alt-weekly, references my research on a boondoggle bridge project in Louisville, Kentucky.
New postings this week:
This Is My Beloved Teenage Son - great pictures of fathers and sons from a Twitter hashtag.
What Would Normal People Think of This? - Why it’s important to think about what will or will not appeal to normal people, whether or not we choose to cater to them.
The Power of a Catchy Name (Subscriber Only) - Having a cool and catchy name has a big effect on the uptake of an idea
At American Reformer, Benjamin Mabry looks at how gay marriage really came about.
My podcast for this week was a field guide to chambers of commerce. (Subscribers can read the transcript). I also interviewed Joel Kotkin about our feudal future. His book on the topic is The Coming of Neofeudalism. (Subscribers can read the transcript).
Next week I’ll be interviewing Lyman Stone about Lutheranism in America. It will be Wednesday, February 9 at 2pm ET. You can watch live on replay on Youtube.
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Best of the Web
Daily Wire: How The Federal Government Used Evangelical Leaders To Spread Covid Propaganda To Churches - It sounds like former NIH director Francis Collins was running a sort of affinity group scam in which he used his credentials and star power to get evangelical leaders to broadcast things he knew were not quite true (such as pooh-poohing the idea that Covid may have a lab leak origin).
Anthony Bradley asks if Christianity doing more harm than good to American men.
Institute for Family Studies: Sex Differences in Adolescents’ Occupational Desires Are Universal