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On Prince, Chyna, Moral Cowardice, and The Importance of Being Earnest

The deaths of celebrities Chyna (WWE) and Prince earlier this week touched off a series of conversations. The slaughterhouse that is professional wrestling, (especially during the 20th century, when 300+ days on the road was the norm); The “Prince vs. Michael Jackson” argument; Life’s inherent fragility. The concept of “Witnessing”, the act of sharing one’s …

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From “The Big Book Of Bad Ideas”: NYC Moves To Ban Sugary Drinks

New York is abuzz with a new proposal from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. The sale …

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In Defense of Wal-Mart

http://consumerist.com/2007/03/walmart-gives-up-no-stores-for-new-york-city.html Wal-Mart and other big box stores face staunch opposition in many counties in the United States. Rallies and other public displays of anti-Wal-Mart sentiment are common. It’s unfortunate considering all of the benefits Wal-Mart brings to town. Hop off that high horse. Think for yourself. Wal-Mart provides a valuable service to citizens, despite what pro-union factions, …

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