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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #360 on: September 07, 2011, 11:54:05 pm »
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Actually, that sentence I quoted made me think of you, Katharine.  ;)

At least the part about the outsized curiosity and skepticism.  :)

 :laugh:  8)  Thanks -- I think.

You could throw modest financial requirements in the mix, too. Indifference to reputation? Well, that depends, I guess.  ;D


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #361 on: September 08, 2011, 01:59:31 pm »
:laugh:  8)  Thanks -- I think.

You're welcome, I'm sure. Of course "outsized curiosity and skepticsm" is a good thing!

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You could throw modest financial requirements in the mix, too.

I left it out because you have kids.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #362 on: September 08, 2011, 05:51:54 pm »
I left it out because you have kids.

True, my financial requirements are no longer so modest. Still too modest for their taste, though.  ::)


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #363 on: September 08, 2011, 07:48:23 pm »
True, my financial requirements are no longer so modest. Still too modest for their taste, though.  ::)



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #364 on: September 14, 2011, 01:01:45 pm »
Anybody else checked out the schedule for this year's New Yorker Festival, published in the Sept. 15 issue?

Wow. ...
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« Reply #365 on: September 14, 2011, 05:12:44 pm »
Anybody else checked out the schedule for this year's New Yorker Festival, published in the Sept. 15 issue?

Wow. ...

I did. I thought I might watch some of it online later. I have watched videos of past segments, including talks by Malcolm Gladwell and James Surowiecki.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #366 on: September 14, 2011, 06:34:56 pm »
I did. I thought I might watch some of it online later. I have watched videos of past segments, including talks by Malcolm Gladwell and James Surowiecki.

I'm sure they're both fascinating to hear!

One of these days I'll get around to reading The Tipping Point. ...  ::)
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« Reply #367 on: September 14, 2011, 07:23:45 pm »
I'm sure they're both fascinating to hear!

Yes. That's where I first heard that, up until the Reagan Administration or so, the highest income-earners were taxed at 75 percent or whatever it was. Nowadays, that's more widely known, but it was news to me at the time.

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One of these days I'll get around to reading The Tipping Point. ...  ::)

You should! It's good. So is "Outliers."



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #368 on: September 14, 2011, 08:23:09 pm »
Yes. That's where I first heard that, up until the Reagan Administration or so, the highest income-earners were taxed at 75 percent or whatever it was. Nowadays, that's more widely known, but it was news to me at the time.



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #369 on: September 14, 2011, 10:07:50 pm »
You should! It's good. So is "Outliers."

Oh, well, at least I've read the New Yorker articles based on The Tipping Point and Outliers.  ;D

Funny, I would be kind of interested to hear Jon Lee Anderson and Dexter Filkins. Or, rather, I have to admit I'm curious as to what they look like. I don't exactly like Jon Lee Anderson's articles; they're too long, and they put me to sleep, but I slog through them anyway because I figure they're good for me. And I just like to know what someone with a neat name like "Dexter Filkins" looks like.
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