If you've been following the Occupy Wall Street movement, it might be difficult for you to imagine how people would pull off something of that nature in, say, Charleston. One thing is certain, says attorney William J. Hamilton, who has been present at several of the organizing meetings: "This is going to be different than New York."
In the face of near uniform economic analysis from the nation's mainstream media, we set out to find a big picture economist willing to buck conventional wisdom: the economic downturn is a mere blip on the capitalist EKG monitor.
We love the markets because, increasingly, we depend on them for comfort and security. We also love them because they promise romance: more and more, happily ever after. But they also keep us off balance, leaving us hungry -- and unsatisfied desire always feels like love.
N.C. Museum of Natural Science's board executive committee meets about sexually inappropriate advances; Super PAC injects cash into Durham elections; Pro-fracking attorneys assured N.C. lawmakers that horizontal drilling is safe.