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6 buzzworthy new Austin breweries and taprooms to visit right now

Austin’s demand for local craft beer keeps growing, and the number of new breweries in town is definitely keeping pace. Here's a sampling of some of …

¿Qué es la alfabetización?

¿Qué es la alfabetización? La pregunta resuena en la sala de conferencias en las instalaciones de la UNESCO en México. Es martes 8 de septiembre, Día …

La historia escondida de "Cien años de soledad"

"Lo único que falta ahora es que la novela sea mala".<p>La leyenda cuenta que García Márquez necesitó 18 meses para escribir su obra maestra: <i>Cien años</i> …

Review: Livescribe Sky WiFi Smartpen links your ink and audio to Evernote

The Livescribe Sky pen marries old-school pen-and-ink with the cloud. If paper remains a core part of your workflow, this is the best pen of its kind on the market. You can save notes and audio recordings to your Evernote account via Wi-Fi, or you can plug in a Micro-USB cable and save your work to …

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Piketty’s prophecy comes true: The planet’s middle class is rapidly going extinct

New research reveals the superrich have grabbed half the world’s resources — and their wealth is only growing<p>According to a new report, the richest one percent have got their mitts on almost half the world's assets. Think that’s the end of the story? Think again. This is only the beginning.<p>The …

De la lectura sin corazón (y la enésima teoría del best seller)

Sin embargo el relato más clásico (una novela de Zola, de Balzac, de Dickens, de Tolstoi) lleva en sí una especie de tmesis debilitada: no lo leemos …

Derechos de autor vs. el derecho a leer

<b>1</b><p>“Si le prestaba su computadora, ella podría leer sus libros. Además de poder ir a prisión durante muchos años por dejar que alguien leyese sus …

The big “middle class” rip-off: How a short sale taught me rich people’s ethics

So many of us are clueless about business and finance. Here’s why that’s just the way the investment class likes it<p>“Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.” – Honoré de Balzac.<p>The closest I ever came to acting like a rich person was two years ago when I short-sold my primary residence. I …

Defensa e ilustración del FCE

No me convencieron las razones esgrimidas por el director del Fondo de Cultura Económica, José Carreño Carlón, explicando la tertulia periodística …

Los lectores perdidos

Me pregunto exactamente a qué época de oro se refiere la gente cuando dice, más o menos, lo siguiente:“La razón por la que el mundo académico sigue …

El libro, la lectura y el exocerebro

Roger Bartra, <i>Digitalizados y apantallados</i>. México, EnDebate, 2014.<p>Pese a que se trata de una realidad palmaria, la reflexión y la crítica de los …

Kafka on Books and What Reading Does for the Human Spirit

<i>“Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy,”</i> E.B. White wrote while contemplating the future of reading in 1951. Indeed, the question of why books matter and what reading does for the human spirit has occupied minds great and …

Class Brought to Life

My fellow Jacobin editor Peter Frase wrote an impassioned piece recently calling for the Left to move beyond the “comforting. . . fable of class as …

The Handsome X 3Sixteen Coffee Travel Kit – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

LA’s Handsome Coffee Roasters are known for many handsome things—their coffee bar, their packaging and their owners to name a few. Now you can add …

7 Taboos From a 17th-Century Coffeehouse

In the 17th century, London coffeehouses were evolving into consortiums of progressive academics, philosophers, doctors, and lawmakers, including …

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9 reasons the American middle class is dying

One percent of Americans now own more than a third of the country’s wealth. Raising the minimum wage isn’t enough<p>Last year eight Americans -- the four Waltons of Walmart fame, the two Koch brothers, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett -- made more money than 3.6 million American minimum-wage workers …

The newest threat to the middle class: Why private equity is becoming a public problem

<b>(AP/Diane Bondareff)</b><p>A new report reveals firms are inflating fees and expenses, sucking millions out of companies creating jobs<p>David Sirota<p>June 5, 2014 10:30pm (UTC)<p>A few weeks ago, a top official at the Securities and Exchange Commission reported on what he called a "remarkable" amount of …

America’s middle-class defeat: How Canada shamed the wealthiest nation on earth

<b>(Reuters/Carlos Barria)</b><p>Want to understand what’s causing the decay of American dream? Take lessons from our friends to the north (UPDATED)<p>Edward McClelland<p>May 31, 2014 10:15am (UTC)<p>A few summers ago, I spent six weeks in Canada, as part of a 10,000-mile Great Lakes Circle tour. From Pigeon River on …

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