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London tops Forbes list of the world's most influential cities in 2014

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London is the most influential city in the world, according to analysts at Forbes, despite Britain being a “second-rate” global power. 527 more words

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XOXO, The Hipster Clerisy and #gamergate pt. 1

New Oxford American Dictionary
clerisy |ˈklerəsē|
noun [ usu. treated as pl. ]
a distinct class of learned or literary people: the clerisy are those who read for pleasure. 638 more words
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Dreaming of the Suburbs

Matthew Loftus brought up this article on the suburbs (The Conservative Case Against Suburbs, a reaction to an earlier Joel Kotkin piece). It’s a form of the conservative critique that sees the suburbs or suburban sprawl as the enemy of the local, the agriculture. 253 more words

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Inside the Plot Against the Middle Class

For the  New York PostKyle Smith writes: Ever get the sense that the middle class is downwardly mobile, being pressed to the floor and squeezed to the limit? 722 more words

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