Allentown, PA: About to make room for version 5.0. / Allie_Caulfield
The Baffler,  April 8, 2015

Daily Bafflements

Allentown, PA: About to make room for version 5.0. / Allie_Caulfield


• In The American Prospect, Robert Kuttner writes on our “corporate saviors,” and why we should be skeptical of big corporations’ investment in social change.

• Allentown, PA becomes the latest city to welcome an “innovation district” to its struggling economy. Mayor Ed Pawloski refers to the vision as “Allentown 5.0.”

• Shocking everyone this morning, a new study shows that systemic racism is alive and well. Millennials, it turns out, are just as racist as their parents’ generation.

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