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The Original Chaps

Very interesting and informative article from the BBC, all about the lives and pastimes of Edwardian gentlemen. The original Chaps, who set the standard for all subsequent Chaps here.


what rich people are doing when they say "Aristotle"

It’s not about philosophy. It’s not even about the philosophers. When elite schools like University of Chicago teach you to name-drop philosophers they’re doing so for two reasons: the first, is that they really do believe that a few Greek guys really did figure out the world hundreds of years ago (not… 385 more words

Kate Middleton and Prince William: "Turnip Toffs" vs "Beet Bandits"

  • With its sprawling estates, remote location and impeccably well-bred gentry known as the Turnip Toffs it’s no surprise Norfolk is the centre of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s world. 
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Wealth Inequality Intensifies

Number of people whose wealth = that of poorest 1/2 world population: 2010 =388 11 =177 12 =159 13 =92 14 =80 15 =62 https://t.co/tH74mVg5V0…

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High end

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Book Review: Death in A Major by Sarah Fox

Death in A Major
A Music Lover’s Mystery #2
Sarah Fox
Witness Impulse, January 2016
ISBN 978-0-06-241301-7

From the publisher—

The new season for the Point Grey Philharmonic starts off on a sour note when one of the symphony’s wealthy benefactors drops dead in the second Music Lover’s Mystery from author Sarah Fox. 681 more words

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December 2015 US Jobs

Good news:

“The US economy added 292,000 jobs in December, exceeding expectations, while the unemployment rate remained steady at 5%, the US Department of Labor announced on Friday.” – Guardian…

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