- a new book getting rave reviews is a sociologist's study of evictions in Minneapolis One bit repeated in each of the reviews I've seen: one of the renters who was evicted spent her money, much to the disgust of the author, on a lobster dinner with many trimmings. Her explanation was something to the effect that "she wanted to". It's a sign of a great country.
- on the way to the Kennedy Center from Reston we turn off Interstate 66 onto the road which leads to the road which passes by the Watergate on the way to the Kennedy Center. The road passes under an overpass, which has some homeless people seeking shelter. Over the years they've moved into real tents. (The kind with an external frame.) Progress is being made.
And see this Fallows piece (referring to a previous post and Warren Buffett)
[Updated--see Kevin Drum's take.]