Sheldon Novick (Vermont): Citizenship Is Not the Only Goal: Immigration Reform Should Bring an End to Mass Deportations. From Jacobin, Peter Frase on the perils of wonkery: As the policy wonk has risen in prestige, we seem to have reached the point where this entire class of commentators is highly susceptible to what I’ll call “Charlie Rose disease”. Those who make the case for austerity are right that government spending cannot be limitless, but cutting in the face of a deep recession has failed time and again: Lawrence Summers reviews Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Blyth. How to build a multiverse: Small models of cosmic phenomena are shedding light on the real thing. Richard White on six ways of looking at corporate greed. National Geographic Channel makes the case for the '80s as “The Decade That Made Us”.