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I'm working with a fever today because there are no sick days in journalism, which started a discussion in the office about whether you're supposed to feed a fever or starve it. "It seems weird you'd be told not to eat to treat any illness," one member of our staff said, which reminded me of Steve Hendricks's seminal March 2012 Harper's cover story "Starving Your Way to Vigor."  In it (only available to magazine subscribers,...
This morning I received an email: "You by any chance have time for/interest in a point-by-point refutation of this infuriating, intellectually dishonest David Brooks column from yesterday?" I didn't, really, but I wrote one anyway because this column—"The Milquetoast Radicals," the Times columnist's pooh-poohing of Occupy Wall Street—is infuriating and intellectually dishonest, for reasons we'll discover as we read on together: The U.S. economy is probably going to stink for a few more years... Well, sure,...