In 1937, the British leftist organization the Left Book Club published George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier, which they had commissioned as an investigation into the bleak living and working conditions of the working class in the industrial north of England.
On Monday, February 7th, The Straddler traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak with Dean Baker at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, where he is co-director.
On February 21, 2011, The Straddler met with Peter Temin at his office at MIT to seek his perspective on recent events and, more generally, the field of economics.
n September 24, 2011, The Straddler met with Kim Ghattas in Manhattan, where she was reporting on the UN General Assembly.
On Monday, March 26th, The Straddler met with Lewis Lapham at his offices on Irving Place in Manhattan.
On April 17, 2012, The Straddler met Christopher Mackin in the lobby of the New Yorker Hotel to discuss his views on present-day American capitalism and the potential for economic alternatives.
OLIVIA CIACCI Porphyra? Porphyra? visits me in a dream says, ‘Don’t let them—’ and when the tangles in which I’ve awoken break from my face (itself masking an interior broken) well what is there to do but get up?