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Monday marks the birthday of the world's seven billionth citizen, says the United Nations. What does it mean for consumption, congestion and urbanization, particularly in countries like India and Nigeria? Host Michel Martin speaks with Anand Giridharadas, author of India Calling, and Teju Cole, author of Open City.
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