Daily Archives: August 22, 2009

Wired

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Here’s a fantastic interview by Bill Moyers with the creator of The Wire, David Simon. Of particular note is his idea of what others have called “surplus populations“– the 10 or 15 percent of Americans who are irrelevant to the national economy and thus treated as such: confined to the poorer neighborhoods, hedged in by police, kept out of sight.