Views for 2013-11-10

Sunday, November 10, 2013
Adam Hochschild
Veterans Day, 95 Years On
[ The illustrations in this piece come from Joe Sacco’s The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme with the kind permission of its publisher, W.W.
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Phil Ball
Letter from an 'Arctic 30' Protester: Why I'm Not a Hooligan
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Robert Freeman
When Empires Weaken Wars Beckon
The Empire’s power was slipping. Its economy, once the largest in the world, was faltering. Though it still led the world in finance, it no longer dominated in manufacturing. It was being eclipsed by...
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Karen Johnston
Bad Food, Bad Policy, Bad Gut Reaction
That the macrocosm is in the microcosm is not conjecture, but the reality of good digestion. What we eat becomes our flesh and bone built directly from air breathed, water drank, and soil nourishing...
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John Atcheson
Gross Domestic Product, Indeed
From the beginning, we knew that Gross Domestic Product was not a good measure of real economic progress. Even it’s creator, Simon Kuznets, cautioned against using it as a gauge of welfare.
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Jerry Lanson
Why Does Congress Think It's OK for Working Americans to Go Hungry?
The Dow closed the week at a record high. And all those billionaires? They're barely even an exclusive club anymore, what with 442 in the U.S.
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