February 27, 2010


It would be great were readers of the Cosmopolitan Lawyer to be subscribers to The Atlantic. If they were, then they would have seen (and read?) Don Peck, "How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America," The Atlantic, March 2010, at 42. It is a much overdue wake-up call, at least for those able to see themselves as potential statistics. In America, where most everyone has bought into the myth of individualism, it is difficult to see ourselves for what we are: creatures subject to impersonal social, economic, and political outside forces larger and stronger than ourselves. Perhaps in these challenging times Americans will rediscover other myths. Especially ones from classical mythology, such as the three goddesses who determine the course of human life: The Fates.