Recession lessons? [News, 2.26]


GIVING
Trading Filet Mignon for Chicken Pot Pie (NYTimes, 2/25) – I wonder if many of these no-frills tactics we keep reading about might not work during boom times as well.
In Uncertain Times, Donors Hold Back (NYTimes, 2/25)

FORECLOSURES
Report: Renters in Foreclosed Properties May Face Homelessness (wire, 2/25) – Without Just Cause outlines the rights, and lack thereof, for renters in in foreclosure.

LOCAL BUDGETS
D.C. CFO Natwar Gandhi: “An economic tsunami” has toppled the city’s budget – “[H]e now expects that D.C. will collect $500 million less in revenue for this year and next than anticipated just three months ago.” (WBJ, 2/25)

DC VOTING RIGHTS
Foes Fight D.C. Vote Measure In Senate (WaPo, 2/26) – And here come the amendments.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES
In Tough Times, the Humanities Must Justify Their Worth (NYTimes, 2/25) – in which a Yale prof opines that “coming ‘to grips with the question of what living is for’ — may become ‘a great luxury that many cannot afford.'”