Brian Chase

Financial Reporter. Graduate Student. Navy Veteran
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Risks leading to death put in perspective.

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Risks leading to death put in perspective.

What the Garbageman Knows

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In Cairo, waste collectors, known as zabaleen, work in an informal economy, but they provide a remarkably efficient recycling service and become experts on their neighborhoods. In this week’s issue, Sayyid Ahmed reveals the contradictions of life in modern Egypt to Peter Hessler

Above: Sayyid Ahmed, Cairo. Photograph by Rena Effendi / Institute.

There is a kind of lingering snobbery in the literary world that wants to exclude nonfiction from the classification of literature—to suggest that somehow it lacks artistry, or imagination, or invention by comparison to fiction. The mentality is akin to the prejudice that long held photography at bay in the visual-art world.

Philip Gourevitch on why nonfiction deserves a Nobel (via newyorker)

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Comparison of the two largest national economies, ranked by GDP, at purchasing power parity, per capita
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Comparison of the two largest national economies, ranked by GDP, at purchasing power parity, per capita

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