We talk about the Tea Party. We talk about racism. We talk about everything but what we should be talking about.
What we should be talking about is economics and the world technology has led us toward.
When I went to college in 1973, I left suburban living behind. It seemed like a bad idea. The suburbs were the “Sun Belt” (cities were the Rust Belt). It was the era of White Flight, but what did people do for a living in those suburbs?
A lot of them commuted back into town, to work in middle management. Some worked as travel agents. Others sold insurance. Or they stayed back in the suburbs and did things like my dad did, as small businesses. He ran a TV repair shop and, later, a lock shop.