Breakfast Links: September 20, 2011

— 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.