New York Today: Preparing for the Next Sandy

Photo Five years ago, Sandy hit. Credit Marcus Yam for The New York Times Good morning on this soggy Monday. Five years ago today, New York City’s deadliest hurricane in modern history barreled through our neighborhoods, flooding houses, lifting cars and shutting down power in some areas. By the time ...

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Lord & Taylor, WeWork and the Death of Leisure

Leisure, Veblen wrote, “does not connote indolence or quiescence.’’ What it conveys is the “nonproductive consumption of time,” by which he was not anticipating the 10,000 hours people would fritter away playing Minecraft, but any time spent away from the activity of labor. In their infancy and well into the ...

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