"Americans Are Living Better Than They Have At Any Point in Human History." Read about what Hans Riegel, Helen Greiner, John Mauchly and John Eckert, Chuck Hall, Hiram Moore, Percy Spencer, Vladimir Zworykin, Frederick McKinley Jones, Philippe de Girard, Arthur Fry, and Stephanie Kwolek have done for us.
You might have missed that Crystal Mangum, the accuser in the infamous Duke "rape" case, was convicted last week of second-degree murder. Here, lest we forget, Roger Kimball summarizes the reprehensible aspects of that case.
Seems to answer the important questions, including the one about the "magic bullet".
82 minute documentary about New York City in 1977. The documentary focuses on the new music of that year--punk, hip hop, and disco--but it's especially interesting concerning how bad off the city was then. Apparently, big cities in a lot of trouble can be saved.
(Some NSFW words and images--this was the heyday of Studio 54 and Plato's Retreat.)
See also the disturbing 1975 "Welcome to New York City" pamphlet.
You should never ride the subway for any reason whatsoever.
One excellent bit is at about 46:11 in. Referring to Mayor Koch's plans to renew Times Square--when he took office it was a crime-ridden cesspool--an activist says, "We know that the ultimate purpose of that project is to get rid of poor people in Midtown Manhattan and we're not leaving."
The film then cuts to Koch who says when they started to change 42nd Street, ". . . the one block brought in $5 million in taxes annually. And we said it should bring in $800 million. And you use those monies to provide services for poor people. But the nuts don't understand that."