Derb has a new column at Takimag called “The Basis of a Real Conversation.” I’m in a blithe mood this afternoon and can’t be bothered to write a more extended article. I will just hit you with some bullet points that add a little bit of context to our national conversation about race.
(1) The New York Times has a new interactive map called “The Geography of Government Benefits.” Press the play button.
(2) The Washington Post has a new article about the growth in EBT card usage.
(3) GasBuddy.com has an eight year chart which illustrates the crunch effect in gas prices on the economy.
(4) The American Enterprise Institute has an article which illustrates the collapse in housing prices.
In so many words, America is a place where the suburban living arrangement is coming unglued. Gas prices are choking the sprawl economy down again. The collapse of housing prices has clasped a ball and chain to the ankles of the American nomad. The cities are full of angry minorities who are growing ever more dependent on government services that are supported by the beleaguered White taxpayer.
The unscripted “conversation about race” will begin at some point in the streets. It only needs a spark like a Trayvon Martin.