Culture Briefing


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

A Leftist and a Conservative Join Forces to Defend Free Speech

The Atlantic

Two ideologically disparate Ivy League professors – Cornel West and Robert P. George – unite in defense of freedom of speech.

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You're Hired!


Among proposals to stabilize America’s labor market, one alternative to the UBI is the “job guarantee” or “employer of last resort.”

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America Must Divorce Dignity From Work

New Republic

Responding to Spross’ job guarantee proposal, Jonathan Malesic argues that “America would be better off if we divorced dignity from work altogether.”

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