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The essence of capitalism at a mining company shareholders’ meeting

A summary of events leading to the excerpt that will follow: Two years before this general shareholders’ meeting, there had been a catastrophic explosion in the mine. The company’s highly valued superintendent had been at the disaster and had been … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to the 14th Amendment

Historian T.J. Stiles published a thrilling, moving birthday greeting to the 14th Amendment in today’s New York Times. It’s also a biography, a history of the amendment and a dissertation on its meaning and current status. I learned so much … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr., by the New York Times

Having urged everyone to buy today’s Daily News because of its extraordinary and moving commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr., I now urge you all to read what, in part, the New York Times has done to honor Dr. King: … Continue reading

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