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Harper’s Magazine: Working Stiffs

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Copyright Harper’s Magazine Foundation Aug 2001

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of noting.

-Oscar Wilde

“A wrongful death is worth a base amount,” says George Marr, holding his hand at chest level.

“But if the guy coaches Little League, that’s good,” Ed Quinn adds as George’s hand springs up to chin height.

“He’s got two little girls,” George says.

“And they’re cute.”

“They’re cute,” George repeats. “Boom.” His hand goes above his head.

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August 22nd, 2001 at 9:22 pm

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This American Life: Living the Dream

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Ira Glass talks with contributor Adam Davidson about how Adam’s teenage diaries are filled with his dream of someday becoming the prime minister of a country where he does not even reside. (7 minutes)

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August 3rd, 2001 at 6:21 am

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