Colson Whitehead’s Warm-hearted Novel of 1960s Criminal Conspiracy in Harlem

The robbery, which occupies the first part of the book, is perfectly executed both by its participants and by its omniscient author. Whitehead’s prose becomes tense, exciting, and jolly as he describes the (fictional) printing of the (real) Hotel Theresa—the lucky “center of the Negro world”. “Robbing The Hotel Theresa” was like “kissing Mickey to …

Inflation: What Today’s U.S. Economy Has in Common with the 1960s

“It gave me a sense of deja vu, because that’s what we did in the ’70s – we were trying to get supply side effects,” said Barry P. Bosworth, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Wage and Price Stability under President Jimmy Carter. He said efforts have failed to contain overall inflation. “It’s not …