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150 Years After Marx, 'Capital' Still Can't Shake Loose Of 'Das Kapital'

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century evokes another famous tome with "capital" in its title, and makes comparisons inevitable.
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The Desire For A Reckoning Meets The Wish For A Reset

A recent, much-buzzed-about Atlantic essay making the case for reparations carries an implicit argument against another popular idea: that the best way forward on race is to start over.
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He Gave His Life For The Nation And His Name To An Airport

Airports are often named after politicians or celebrities, but who is Chicago's airport named for? Few know the story of WWII fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient Butch O'Hare.
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The Universe Cares About How Fast You — Yes, You — Travel

NPR's resident physicist and commentator, Adam Frank, reflects on how your velocity — how quickly you move — affects how you experience life.
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A School Lunch Denied Prompts Powerful Action In A World Of Words

Tweeting and blogging make it easy to complain in the virtual world. Instead, an outraged Michigan mom took a step to make a difference in real life.
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Week In Politics: Karl Rove, Eric Shinseki And A Slew Of Primaries

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the kerfuffle over Karl Rove's remarks on Hillary Clinton's health, the upcoming primaries in six states, the death of Watergate conspirator Jeb Magruder and the continuing tensions surrounding Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
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'Too Crisp And Self-Assured?' Take It As A Compliment, Ladies

Host Michel Martin reflects on the retirement of legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters, and what her career says about how society treats smart, ambitious women and girls.
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The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet)

World's Fairs still exist, but just two cities bid to host the 2017 Expo. In contrast, seven U.S. cities are vying for the 2024 Olympics, and the games just signed a $7.75 billion deal with NBC.
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Love Your Profile, Take Me Out To The Ball Game?

Major League Baseball and Match.com have a new joint venture to connect fans looking for romance. But can they make lovers out of those with a passion for baseball?
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Week In Politics: Primary Politics And The Climate Change Report

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss North Carolina's primary elections and the dire new report on climate change.

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