“But How Did You Feel?” A Reflection on Welfare, Community, and Love

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, twenty Lehigh Valley residents came together to address the painful stigmas surrounding welfare in the U.S. This free public event was part of an ongoing discussion series hosted by Tackling T.I.N.A., an organization that aims to broaden the local community’s understanding of economic justice. The discussion series serves as a…

Continue Reading

Lady Bird and the Economics of Love

Lady Bird is a film which should be seen by anybody who has a complicated relationship with their parents/children, which includes almost everybody. At its heart is the troubled relationship between Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) and her mother, Marion McPherson (Laurie Metcalf). Despite this filial relationship, it’s probably best to understand this film…

Continue Reading