September 6, 2011


Don Peck, Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It (New York: Crown Publishers, 2011) (Does not say anything that you cannot glean from reading the New York Times, listening to the NewsHour on PBS, or looking at the despair in your neighbor eyes. Still, Peck provides a nice summing up. I think a word which will find increasing use in the decade(s) to come is the word "disgruntled." Peck does not use the word, but the word is lurking there as a description of our collective mental state.).