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Gang Leader for a day by Sudhir Venkatesh

From NPR’s interview and review– there’s an excerpt of the book there as well, “Sudhir Venkatesh was born with two abnormalities,” says Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner, “an overdeveloped curiosity and an underdeveloped sense of fear.” Dubner continues: “A lot of … Continue reading

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The End of Food by Paul Roberts

What’s been fascinating about these two books that i’ve been reading lately is that there is more than one book out there with the exact same title – both Affluenza and now The End of Food show up online with … Continue reading

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Affluenza by Oliver James and thoughts on mainstream consumer culture

The title caught my eye in the local Borders the other day – I’d gone to look for Zakaria’s Post American World which they still can’t find any. I suppose I’ll have to pop into Kinokuniya in the city to … Continue reading

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