One of the risks associated with certain ongoing socioeconomic trends – the upper class getting richer, the middle class shrinking, the barriers to social mobility increasing as a college diploma becomes ever-more essential – is that the twenty-first century U.S. will end up looking more and more like class-bound Europe, or worse, Latin America. Let’s just hope that hunting isn’t a leading indicator: it’s long been a much more democratic and working-class pastime here than in Europe, but Christina Larson argues that it’s now often too pricey for many Americans to afford.

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: For politicians, from N. Gregory Mankiw, and worth a read by left and right alike.

– posted by Ross


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