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Sympathy for the Plutocrat The Great Debate

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Category: Society

From blogs.reuters.com

We used to call this divine right. Today we call it “economics”.

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More Speech is Better by David Cole NYRblog The New York Review of Books

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Category: Society

From www.nybooks.com

In the United States, the First Amendment demands tolerance for the intolerant, for speech that insults, offends, derides, and blasphemes. In the age of the Internet, however, the consequences of the speech we protect easily transcend borders.

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Butlers: Very good, sir The Economist

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Category: Society

From www.economist.com

Old-money aristocrats are no longer the main employers. Chinese, Russian and Middle Eastern plutocrats are taking their place. Of Bespoke Bureau’s placements 80% were abroad, says its boss, Sara Vestin Rahmani.

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Developing a natural aesthetic The Japan Times Online

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Category: Literature

From www.japantimes.co.jp

It is the different conceptions of harmony, often exquisite, that govern the most highly developed arts of Japan, many now justly famous throughout the world. The beautiful images that enhance costumes and ceramics for everyday use, and the woodblock prints depicting a common and less elevated world, derive from this.

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