Commentary | Craig Gurian | Economy, Health care, Labor
“In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread.” — Anatole France March 26, 2014 — According to N....view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Agriculture, Immigration, Labor
Feb. 12, 2014 — A study released earlier this week by the American Farm Bureau Federation on the impact of various types of immigration reform on the agricultural sector wants the reader to...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Politics
Jan. 15, 2014 — Yes, he’s a thug. Yes, he’s trying to change the subject. But isn’t there a lot more to report on about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie? Like the fact that he’s been guilty...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Civil rights, Housing, NYC
Dec. 11, 2013 — As Bill de Blasio gets ready to tackle the enormous problems faced by New York City, belated attention is being paid (appropriately) to some of the key external forces that have...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Civil rights, History, Race
Sept. 11, 2013 — In the Barack Obama and Bill Clinton version of the Democratic Party, the goal is to have “conversations about race.” Or, at least, these two presidents have wanted to have...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | NYC, Population, Urban Policy
March 21, 2013 — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was ecstatic last week, announcing that the city’s population had swollen to an all-time high of 8,336,697 as of mid-2012 Census Bureau...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Education, History, Politics
“The true college will ever have one goal — not to earn meat, but to know the end and aim of that life which meat nourishes.” — W.E.B. Dubois, as quoted in Andrew Delbanco, “College: What...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian, Lori Bikson | Media, Politics
Oct. 21, 2012 — In today’s obituary of Senator George McGovern in The New York Times, the article states that, “Fair or not, [Senator McGovern] never lived down the image of a liberal...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Alternative models, Globalization
Sept. 12, 2012 — The incessant calls to adapt to “the reality” of a globalized economy have been ringing in our ears now for more than 20 years. The preachers in this choir — from Clinton to Obama,...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Budget deficit, Corporate influence, Economy
July 20, 2012 — Having become disoriented in the fog of Corporate Uncertainty, I was trying to find my way when, suddenly, over the Fiscal Cliff I went. I plunged straight down — deeper and deeper...view