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Liberalism and Gentrification


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“When I want to examine the limits of liberal ideology, I look for class struggle; when I want to find some class struggle, I simply step outside my door. You don’t have to live in Washington, DC, like I do, but it helps. Like a lot of cities, Washington is really two cities in the…

Ol’ John Henry


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“The Legend of John Henry is the tale of a steel drivin’ African American labor hero that defeated the Machine that came through town to take his job. John Henry was a towering man, made of solid muscle, who earned his wages laying rail nearabout the mountains of West Virgina.” Full Article

The Future of Tipping


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“A couple of weeks ago, I was introduced to the bitcoin-based tipping service for Twitter, ChangeTip, by Leslie John Dilley. It is a fascinating thing to experiment with, and you should try it out if you’re interested in bitcoin.” Full Article

Against Sharing


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“Kazi drives a Toyota Prius for Uber in Los Angeles. He hates it. He barely makes minimum wage, and his back hurts after long shifts. But every time a passenger asks what it’s like working for Uber, he lies: “It’s like owning my own business; I love it.”” Full Article

What Coke Contains — Medium


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“The Vons grocery store two miles from my home in Los Angeles, California sells 12 cans of Coca-Cola for $6.59 — 54 cents each. The tool chain that created this simple product is incomprehensibly complex.” Full Article

Seven Days And Nights In The World’s Largest, Rowdiest Retirement Community


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“Seventy miles northwest of Orlando International Airport, amid the sprawling, flat central Florida nothingness — past all of those billboards for Jesus and unborn fetuses and boiled peanuts and gator meat — springs up a town called Wildwood. Storefront churches. O’Shucks Oyster Bar.” Full Article

Anne Manne and the “Asshole Effect”


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“In a recent article in Aeon, Eric Schwitzgebel suggests that in order to fully understand the problem of “moral ignorance,” we need “a theory of jerks.” Full Article

MIT Rethinks How You Consume News


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“No idea where Ukraine is? Confused about the differences between Sunnis and Shiites? MIT has a solution. The global news cycle can be overwhelming.” Full Article

This is what tree rings sound like when played like a record – FACT Magazine : Music News, New Music.


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“Back in 2011, German artist Bartholomäus Traubeck created equipment that translate the rings of a tree into music by playing them on a turntable. A tree’s rings are usually associated with its age, but it can also reveal information about the tree’s environment, disease and more.” Full Article

How to Watch the World Cup Like a True Soccer Nerd


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“There is a point of view among some soccer fans that the sport is unassailably other. I assume that since I used the word “soccer” in the first sentence, those fans are gone now, and I can talk to the rest of you.” Full Article