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The Great Ponzi by Mark Pulham Crime Magazine

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.crimemagazine.com

The Ponzi scheme has now become so common that, seemingly, hardly a month goes by without hearing an incident of another one. The financial pages are always reporting them, and those who run them become criminal superstars.

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The Ancient Roots of Iran′s Wrestling and Weightlifting Olympic Dominance - Max Fisher - The Atlantic

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Category: Sports

From www.theatlantic.com

Though Western cultures typically treat wrestling as an aggressive, individualistic, and deeply competitive sport, traditional Persian Varzesh-e-Bastani emphasizes it as a means of promoting inner strength through outer strength in a process meant to cultivate what we might call chivalry.

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Greeks Can No Longer Afford Paying Expensive Bribes

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Category: Europe

From www.cnbc.com

The country′s worst economic crisis since World War Two has helped push the economy into a fifth year of recession and forced thousands of businesses to close, putting one in five Greeks out of a job.

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Christine Rosen: The Machine And The Ghost The New Republic

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Category: Futurism

From www.tnr.com

The unstated but evident goal of these new urban planners is to run the complicated infrastructure of a city with as little human intervention as possible. In the twenty-first century, in cities such as Songdo, machine politics will have a literal meaning—our interactions with the people and objects around us will be turned into data that computers in a control hub, not flesh-and-blood politicians, will analyze.

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