Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Benefits of Bowling Alone

Latest blog post at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Too much social capital impedes geographic mobility.

Subject Article: "Study: Higher levels of homeownership can kill jobs."

Other Links: 1. "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community."
2. "Why the Garden Club Couldn’t Save Youngstown: Civic Infrastructure and Mobilization in Economic Crises."
3. "Adecco chief calls for EU jobseekers to be more ‘mobile’."
4. "What Workers Lose By Staying Put."
5. "Heliocentric America."
6. "Does High Home-Ownership Impair the Labor Market?"
7. "Chicago’s Yearning Years: A Conversation with ‘The Third Coast’ Author Thomas Dyja."

Postscript: The subject article link does not appear in the blog post. But that post did inspire my digression. I am building up to the thesis that economic globalization is only possible with less social capital. Globalization favors those who can operate in an environment with less social capital (i.e. migrants). Globalization punishes the parochial.

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