From PopMatters, an interview with journalist Bob Drury; and a review of Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music by Greg Prato. When do deficits matter? While Democrats and Republicans switch sides, economists try to pin down a tipping point. A review of The Cost of Capitalism: Understanding Market Mayhem and Stabilizing Our Economic Future by Robert J. Barbera. The economics of turning people into things: Economics does violence when it forgets that social science must also be moral science. Put it on my O-Card: Christopher Beam on the case for government-backed credit cards. A journey through darkness: What one woman learned from four decades of psychotherapy, three hospital stays and the ever-present fear of returning to the psychological dungeon. A review of The Third Man Factor: The Secret of Survival in Extreme Environments by John Geiger. A review of Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South by Steven P. Miller. An excerpt from The Idle Parent by Tom Hodgkinson. Hate at First Sight: Instant antagonism has become one of reality TV’s favorite conceits. The headmaster of an independent school has employed a philosopher-in-residence to teach pupils "to think and reason". Jeremy Harding on Islamic finance, the money that prays.

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