Monthly Archives: January 2014

American Capitalism

Where Have All the Raises Gone? The findings help to explain the trajectory in wages for workers with bachelor’s degrees. From 1979 to 1995, their average pay rose modestly, by 0.46 percent on average annually, while wages declined for the … Continue reading

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Johnny Carson and Henry Bushkin

Henry Bushkin, in the biography ‘Johnny Carson,’ offers a rare look behind the camera at the talk-show legend we all thought we knew Continue reading

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World War Two obituaries

The Germans, hemmed in by Allied forces to the north and the south, were desperate to fight their way east, out of what was called the Falaise Pocket. Hawk’s unit, while dramatically outnumbered, was an obstacle. Continue reading

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Global Environmental Degradation

Aquifers in parts of the U.S. Plains are too tapped out to support irrigation. The U.S. Geological Survey and several universities found that amphibians are disappearing in North America. Atlantic puffin colonies off the Maine coast and New England lobsters appear to be in trouble. A molasses spill killed thousands of sea creatures in Honolulu Harbor. Continue reading

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Global China

Why China’s Farms Are Failing

The country’s environmental problems threaten the food production system for over a billion people. Continue reading

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