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DAVID BROOKS

David Brooks writes a regular column for The New York Times.

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: Other people's views
33 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Let’s say you’re turning 40 and you realize you want to leave accounting and become a hip-hop artist. People will say you’re having a pathetic midlife crisis, but should you do it anyway? [Read More]
Commentary: Build the Opportunity Coalition Commentary: Build the Opportunity Coalition
34 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
President Barack Obama can spend the remainder of his term planting a few more high-tech hubs, working on reforming the patent law and doing the other modest things he mentioned in his State of the Union address. [Read More]
Commentary: It takes a generation
35 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Over the past decade we’ve had a rich debate on how to expand opportunity for underprivileged children. But we’ve probably made two mistakes. [Read More]
Commentary: The inequality problem Commentary: The inequality problem
36 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Suddenly the whole world is talking about income inequality. But, as this debate goes on, it is beginning to look as though the thing is being misconceived. The income inequality debate is confusing matters more than clarifying them, and it is leading us off in unhelpful directions. [Read More]
Commentary: Movement on the right Commentary: Movement on the right
37 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you just listened to Republican politicians, you’d have almost no sense that conservative thinking has changed much since Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney more than a year ago. [Read More]
Commentary: The edamame economy Commentary: The edamame economy
38 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In the age of rail, luxury hotels mimicked European palaces. When rich people arrived at their destination, they wanted to be treated like nobility. [Read More]
Commentary: Weed -- been there, done that Commentary: Weed -- been there, done that
38 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
For a little while in my teenage years, my friends and I smoked marijuana. It was fun. I have some fond memories of us all being silly together. I think those moments of uninhibited frolic deepened our friendships. [Read More]
Commentary: The Sidney Awards, Part 2 Commentary: The Sidney Awards, Part 2
39 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
I tell college students that by the time they sit down at the keyboard to write their essays, they should be at least 80 percent done. That’s because “writing” is mostly gathering and structuring ideas. [Read More]
Commentary: The Sidney Awards, Part 1 Commentary: The Sidney Awards, Part 1
39 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The highly prestigious Sidney Awards go out to some of the best magazine essays of the year. This year, many of these essays probed the intersection between science and the humanities. [Read More]
Commentary: The legitimacy problem Commentary: The legitimacy problem
40 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
It’s pretty clear that the implementation of Obamacare will set the tone for how Americans think about government for years to come. There are two large questions to be settled, which you might call the questions of competence and coercion. [Read More]
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