In an era of ubiquitous smartphones, the three telephone booths in New York City's Times Square are a curious draw for the throngs of people who pass by. But it's when a visitor picks up the receiver that oddity gives way to awe.
For those with a college degree or above, life is good. Jobs are plentiful, incomes are rising, inflation is low, health is broadly improving, and the impacts of the new information technologies -- from smartphones to e-commerce to ubiquitous information -- are generally beneficent.
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