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A CERTAIN drama has become familiar in the United States (and some other advanced industrialized countries): Bankers encourage people to borrow beyond their means, preying especially on those who are financially unsophisticated. They use their political influence to get favorable treatment of one form or another. Debts mount.
M r. Zip, a gangly cartoonish figure with wide friendly eyes and a neat blue mail carrier's uniform, emerged fifty years ago to help the U.S. Postal Service promote its newest idea: five numbers added to our addresses to more clearly designate our locations. In 1963, the post office was overwhelmed with billions of pieces of mail each year, and suburban sprawl was spreading Americans farther and farther away from each other.
Due to the nature of this article, it’s inevitable that spoilers will exist. If you have any plans to watch this show in the future and you are as adverse to spoilers as River Song, please consider this your warning to stop reading now. If you have no interest in watching Doctor Who, this article should have enough clarification that anyone can understand and appreciate the points.
William Solecki compares the current study of cities to natural history in the 19th century. Back then most natural scientists were content to explore and document the extent of biological and behavioral differences in the world. Only recently has science moved from cataloguing life to understanding the genetic code that forms its very basis.
Dan and Ben Miller began tugging two years ago at a simple question they believe is central to the failings of the American real estate industry.
Indie-rock frontman Jeff Tweedy recently played a benefit concert for Barack Obama with a whopping ticket price of at least $250.
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Today’s article is by my friend Lee Epstein, an attorney and land use planner working for sustainability in the Mid-Atlantic region.
If you’re the kind who ventures out on foot after dark, you’ve almost certainly noticed a hypnotic blue glow flashing inside windows throughout the neighborhood.
This month marks the nine-month anniversary of the most natural and obvious, most joyful and energizing decision of my life: to fully commit 100% to my life's work.
Whichever side triumphs, the response of disappointed partisans is all too easily predicted. If my guy loses I will wake up every morning with the name of my enemy on my lips.
The expert is dead! Long live the expert!
Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy In 2009, Ford brought its new supermini, the Fiesta, over from Europe in a brave attempt to attract the attention of young Americans.
It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.
So I’ve just received an email from a reader, asking whether I might have something to say about The Innocence of Muslims . “Is tolerance for satire really a concept that is not compatible with Islam?”