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Interview: Chris Lehmann

Eying the moneyed class
"American class privilege is very much like the idea of sex in a Catholic school — it's not supposed to exist in the first place, but once it presents itself in your mind's eye, you realize that it's everywhere."
By: CATHERINE TUMBER  |  November 02, 2010


The Market Messiah

How Sam Walton changed America
Many Americans feel as if they'd been living helplessly amid the handiwork of extraterrestrials, as if a spaceship had suddenly blown in and zapped the landscape with suburban sprawl while sucking up middle-class wages in exchange for low-paid service work.
By: CATHERINE TUMBER  |  July 07, 2009


God's country

Thomas Frank goes to the heartland
We live in Massachusetts, with troubles of our own. So why should we care about What's the Matter with Kansas? , the title of Thomas Frank's new book?
By: CATHERINE TUMBER  |  July 25, 2011


Sallie Mae not

As federally sponsored student-loan giant Sallie Mae prepares to go private, it’s squeezing every last penny from student borrowers while opening up scads of new businesses. How can you protect yourself?
If you have had to borrow money to pay for school, chances are good you've borrowed from Sallie Mae, the largest student-loan company in the US, which currently handles between 40 and 45 percent of the business.
By: CATHERINE TUMBER  |  July 25, 2011
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