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How I built this

My friend Dan just introduced me to a terrific podcast called, How I Built This. It’s all about “innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.” As soon as he told me about it I immediately pulled out my phone and… Read More

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Lo Mein Loophole

Maria Godoy of NPR recently published an interesting piece called Lo Mein Loophole: How U.S. Immigration Law Fueled A Chinese Restaurant Boom. The article starts by talking about how rising anti-Chinese sentiment in the late 19th and early 20th century eventually lead to the U.S.… Read More

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If you’re into cities, then you’re likely familiar with the Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann. He was Napoleon III’s urban planner and the man responsible for the Paris we all know and love today. Those broad avenues radiating from the Arc de Triomphe are his doing. His… Read More