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The Mundane World Illuminated In ‘Hand-Drying In America’ – NPR

The Mundane World Illuminated In ‘Hand-Drying In America’ – NPR

Ben Katchor’s syndicated comic strips vary in subject — his Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer, for example, explores the surreal underside of our urban environment by documenting the inner lives of the spaces and storefronts we walk past every day, while The Cardboard Valise reads like a Fodor’s guide to a country that exists only […]

The Mundane World Illuminated In ‘Hand-Drying In America’ – NPR

The Mundane World Illuminated In ‘Hand-Drying In America’ – NPR

Ben Katchor’s syndicated comic strips vary in subject — his Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer, for example, explores the surreal underside of our urban environment by documenting the inner lives of the spaces and storefronts we walk past every day, while The Cardboard Valise reads like a Fodor’s guide to a country that exists only […]

How to Fix America’s Wealth Inequality: Teach Americans to Be Cheap – The Atlantic

How to Fix America’s Wealth Inequality: Teach Americans to Be Cheap – The Atlantic

Today, wealth equality is closely tied to income equality. But in the long run, it’s all about thrift, frugality, and saving — in other words, teaching a consumer nation a lesson in cheapness. There’s a video making the rounds, showing America’s staggering wealth inequality. As the sheer magnitude of the disparity unfolds behind the narrator’s […]

Could the next pope come from Latin America? – Aljazeera.com

Pope Benedict XVI recently resigned as Pope on February 28. After completing nearly eight years at the head of the Catholic Church, he was the first pope to resign in 600 years. The College of Cardinals will meet in the Vatican on Tuesday to vote on his successor. Latin America is home to the […]

Sequestration, Scarcity and America’s Values – Huffington Post

Sequestration, Scarcity and America’s Values – Huffington Post

There’s only so much to go around. At the end of the day, that common sense reality has resulted in many of us learning a new term of late — sequestration. Sequestration was originally a legal term that generally referred to court’s confiscation of valuable property and locking it away for safekeeping. This was done to prevent it […]

The Mundane World Illuminated In ‘Hand-Drying In America’ – NPR

The Mundane World Illuminated In ‘Hand-Drying In America’ – NPR

Ben Katchor’s syndicated comic strips vary in subject — his Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer, for example, explores the surreal underside of our urban environment by documenting the inner lives of the spaces and storefronts we walk past every day, while The Cardboard Valise reads like a Fodor’s guide to a country that exists only […]

Carlos Slim’s America Movil Faces Breakup Pressure From Bill – Bloomberg

Carlos Slim’s America Movil Faces Breakup Pressure From Bill – Bloomberg

Mexican lawmakers announced legislation yesterday that threatens to rein in the country’s telecommunications monopolies, raising the possibility of a Ma Bell-style breakup for Carlos Slim’s dominant America Movil (AMXL) SAB. The bill, which will be presented in Mexico’s congress, would create an agency with the power to regulate competition in the phone and broadcasting industries, […]

Carlos Slim’s America Movil Faces Breakup Pressure From Bill – Bloomberg

Carlos Slim’s America Movil Faces Breakup Pressure From Bill – Bloomberg

Mexican lawmakers announced legislation yesterday that threatens to rein in the country’s telecommunications monopolies, raising the possibility of a Ma Bell-style breakup for Carlos Slim’s dominant America Movil (AMXL) SAB. The bill, which will be presented in Mexico’s congress, would create an agency with the power to regulate competition in the phone and broadcasting industries, […]

The Mundane World Illuminated In ‘Hand-Drying In America’ – NPR

The Mundane World Illuminated In ‘Hand-Drying In America’ – NPR

Ben Katchor’s syndicated comic strips vary in subject — his Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer, for example, explores the surreal underside of our urban environment by documenting the inner lives of the spaces and storefronts we walk past every day, while The Cardboard Valise reads like a Fodor’s guide to a country that exists only […]

Holland America offers new sailings from Singapore – USA TODAY (blog)

Holland America’s Rotterdam.(Photo: Holland America Line) Holland America is adding two new Asia itineraries out of Singapore. The line’s new “Asian Adventure” routing on the 1,432-passenger Volendam is a 14-night trip that takes in Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand and India. Port calls include Malacca, Penang, Porto Malai and Port Klang (overnight) in Malaysia; Phuket, Thailand; Rangoon […]