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The DIY Safety NetWe feel good when we crowdfund people’s medical bills. We should feel worse that we even need to.
Why David Brooks Shouldn’t Talk About Poor People The New York Times columnist believes their poverty stems from a lack of virtue.
Anne Hathaway’s New One-Woman Play Predicts a Frightening (and Very Possible) Future in the Drone Wars
Snapchat Is Pushing Out More Than 30 Small Businesses to Move Into its Latest Office
What Happened at Slate This Week? Dan Kois found the single rightest thing ever published at Slate Dot Com.
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