Collaborative Consumption is Overrated

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February 13, 2013

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Collaborative consumption is promising, but doesn’t have the potential of the maker movement.
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Collaborative Consumption is Overrated

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Susan Orlean: Why I Write

Susan Orlean: Why I Write

What makes writers stick with it?
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Writing Like Philip Glass Plays

Writing Like Philip Glass Plays

Brain goes elsewhere. Ceiling of theater unfocused. A walk at dawn in an orchard. Mist obscures visibility.
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The Meat Industry Now Consumes 4/5 of All Antibiotics

The Meat Industry Now Consumes 4/5 of All Antibiotics

Lacking teeth, the FDA’s voluntary “guidelines” on antibiotic use aren’t making much of a dent. (AltWire) 
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New ‘Stop-Frisk’ Data Show Huge Racial Disparity

New ‘Stop-Frisk’ Data Show Huge Racial Disparity

NYPD reports that 9 out of 10 people stopped are black or Hispanic, and stops occur overwhelmingly in New York’s poorest neighborhoods. (AltWire)
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Ships Inadvertently Fertilizing the Oceans

Ships Inadvertently Fertilizing the Oceans

Some scientists say dumping iron into the ocean will create a powerful carbon sink. So it’s good news that it’s already happening by accident, right? (AltWire) 
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