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Feb. 22, 2016 The New Yorker

On Feb. 22, 2016 The New Yorker’s James Suroweiecki wrote “Economic Populism At The Primaries”  “American workers used to believe that a rising tide lifted all boats. But in the past thirty years it as sunk a whole lot of them.”

Jill Lepore wrote “The Party Crashers” about the history of political parties in America. Eventually the parties are seen as controlled by wealthy conservative elites and lose support. They then reinvent themselves to attract enough votes to be elected.

Jinyang Fan wrote “The Golden Generation” about the children of China’s wealthy. Worried about their own government seizing their fortunes, they move it offshore to places like the United States. Real estate speculation has driven up prices in San Francisco and other North American cities. The results are lots of poor people in China and America forced from their homes while the rich kids go shopping.

Nicholas Schmidle wrote “The Digital Dirt” about TMZ founder Harvey Levin’s attempts to build a tabloid empire and become respectable.

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