— Is neighborhood improvement bad for renters?
— Wages falling for everyone without an advanced degree.
— An indication that President Obama believes high unemployment is driven by technological advance rather than insufficient demand.
— If you’ve read Barbara Demick’s Nothing To Envy you’ll be interested in these recent photos from Chongjin.
— John Judis says we’re doomed.
— Public school choice in Charlotte (more on this later).
— Laurent Nkunda coming back to Congo?
— John Heilemann on Obama and Israel.
— Argument that access to West German TV broadcasts didn’t matter for East German political protests (I don’t really buy this, but the evidence says what the evidence says).
— Lawrence Summers: Europe must move beyond grudging incrementalism.