David Benjamin is a Brooklyn-based journalist and novelist who writes  on technology issues, usually from the Luddite point of view.

Rust Belt Reflections

MADISON, Wis. — Heading west on the Illinois Tollway last week, I passed a familiar landmark, the Chrysler plant in Belvidere. It occurred to me how much this sprawling complex had touched my life, although I'd never had — or even considered — a job there. The closest I got to employment at Belvidere was…

The Perils of Moral Confusion

Reading about the big demonstration in Paris last weekend over a proposed French law allowing same-sex marriage, I paused at a paragraph that said Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic leaders are vehemently opposed to the legislation. The bishops, rabbis, and mullahs all agree that guys marrying guys and girls marrying girls is an unsavory practice that…