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Reads tagged with “free market”

Capitalism Five Ways, Animated
Capitalism Five Ways, Animated

What smiling has to do with personal redemption and the economic outlook.

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Kopernik: Crowdfunding World-Changing Design
Kopernik: Crowdfunding World-Changing Design

Humanitarian three-ways, or what Polish astronomy has to with the future of civilization.

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The School of Continuing Education
The School of Continuing Education

Five outposts for ongoing learning, or how to master French cuisine, rock music, and sailing at your leisure.

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SnagFilms: Democratizing Documentaries
SnagFilms: Democratizing Documentaries

What the Arctic Circle has to do with the Bush administration and the lifecycle of rock ‘n’ roll.

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Street Art: From All Sides & Five Continents
Street Art: From All Sides & Five Continents

The urban anthropology of creativity, or why copyright law is a sad case study in swimming against the cultural current.

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Crowdfunding for Creativity
Crowdfunding for Creativity

Success via strangers, or what Transylvania has to do with an 8-bit tribute to Miles Davis.

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6 Six Places to Find Affordable Art
6 Six Places to Find Affordable Art

Sticker-shockless art, or what good taste and good deeds have in common.

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Gift Guide Part 3: Free
Gift Guide Part 3: Free

DIY goodness, intellectual enrichment, and how to go cheap without being cheap.

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Last Day to Vote for Google’s Project 10^100
Last Day to Vote for Google’s Project 10^100

What tsunamis have to do with online banking, public transit and better street cred for geeks.

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Emotional Cartography: Technologies of the Self
Emotional Cartography: Technologies of the Self

What hacking has to do with art, technology and being human.

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