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EXCERPT: The Wage Slave's Glossary

Sep 12, 2011
The following is an excerpt from "The Wage Slave's Glossary," courtesy of Biblioasis. Learn more about the book and listen to an interview with co...
Posted In: Joshua Glenn, Mark Kingwell, The Wage Slave's Glossary

The history behind the language of work

Sep 12, 2011
A new glossary takes a look at the words we use to talk about jobs and work, and how those words and their meanings have changed over time.
Posted In: Books

EXCERPT: Three Famines

Sep 1, 2011
The following is an excerpt from "Three Famines." Learn more about the book and listen to an interview with author Tom Keneally....
Posted In: Three Famines, Tom Keneally

The major role of politics in causing famine

Sep 1, 2011
East African countries continue to suffer from serious famine, and the problems are more complex than just a lack of food. Thomas Keneally explains more in his new book.
Posted In: Books

EXCERPT: Nickel and Dimed

Aug 26, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. Learn more about the book here....
Posted In: Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed

'Nickel and Dimed,' 10 years later

Aug 26, 2011
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the book "Nickel and Dimed," talks about how the economy and attitudes about the poor have changed since her seminal work was published 10 years ago.

EXCERPT: Pinched

Aug 5, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Pinched: How the Great Recession has Narrowed Our Futures. Learn more about the book....
Posted In: Don Peck, marketplace money, Pinched: How the Great Recession has Narrowed Our Futures

The financial and psychological pinch of the recession

Aug 5, 2011
Author Don Peck examines how the Great Recession has affected individual Americans financially and psychologically, and discusses what impact those changes will have on American society overall.
Posted In: Personal Finance

'Brand resilience' in the social media age

Aug 4, 2011
Author Jonathan Copulsky explains how companies can manage their image in the era of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
Posted In: Books

The facets and forces changing New York's Diamond District

Aug 4, 2011
Author Alicia Oltuski discusses the inner workings of New York's diamond industry and some of its most fascinating characters.
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