“Black Privilege” And The Twilight Of The Negro Whisperer

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At first I thought “black privilege” was some kind of joke, a Chapelle-esque riff on the absurdities of how we talk about race in America. Indeed, reading about it in articles by people who take the idea seriously is like stepping into a parallel universe where black is literally white and white is black.

But as soon as I dismissed the idea my Google Trends graph for “black privilege” blew up:

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There’s No Such Thing As The Real Economy

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Trading floors are just as real as factory floors because there’s no such thing as a “real economy.”

By this I mean that there’s no easily distinguishable difference between the “real” economy and some “other” economy that’s less real, or, not really real at all.

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