Monthly Archives: June 2013

Why Complaining Is a Good Thing

For Al Jazeera English, I took on a subject on which I am indisputably an expert: complaining. Naturally, I came down on the side of the complainers: In an America built on the reinvention of reality, critical words make people uneasy … Continue reading

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The Perils of the Prestige Economy

I have a new interview with the website PolicyMic on what I call the prestige economy. The interview touches on a number of subjects – unpaid internships, the rising price of higher education, inequality and immobility, media, and geography of … Continue reading

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The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy

Every now and again I use Twitter to make a multipoint argument. Today I talked about unpaid internships and youth unemployment. The tweets have gotten a lot of attention, so I’m reposting them here. You can follow me on Twitter … Continue reading

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Two Upcoming Talks

This Wednesday I’ll be giving a talk at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University with Noah Tucker, a fellow Central Asia analyst. Our talk is called “Digital Memory and a Massacre: Post-Soviet Uzbek Identity in the … Continue reading

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