The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Thursday, June 01, 2006  

With Media Miscellany

Paying Tribute
It was practically a star-studded event, the memorial service for economist John Kenneth Galbraith, held in Cambridge, Mass., yesterday. According to "Friends, Fans Celebrate Galbraith's Life," by Bryan Marquard and Connie Paige in the Boston Globe, mourners included Derek Bok, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley, George McGovern, and Michael Dukakis.

Labor Market
Amid an allegedly bustling economy, there are plenty of lost jobs: 4,000 or more at Sun Microsystems Inc.; 1,100 at Schering-Plough Corp.; and 2,700 at H.J. Heinz Co.

Gun Nut
For still more evidence John R. Lott Jr., a.k.a. Mary Rosh, lost it a long time ago, see "Gun-research 'Freak'-out," by U.C. Irvine history professor Jon Weiner in the Los Angeles Times (May 31).

A Friend Writes
Scott Swenson writes "Who Can Claim Life as a Culture?" at RH Reality Check.

Clever Man
Roger Ailes, the blogger not the slobber, writes a very clever headline.

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