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Friday, February 19, 2010

In her State of the City address, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn focused on how New York can create new industries and retain jobs. She discusses the specific proposals and other pressing issues. Plus: how Haiti is part of the worldwide human trafficking circuit; why “internet addiction” may soon be an official diagnosis; and what to do about tattoo regret.

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Christine Quinn

State of the City

Yesterday New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn delivered her State of the City address. She discusses her initiatives to jump start job creation in NYC and other issues facing the city.

Small business owners, what can the city do for you? The speaker has proposed ...

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Human Trafficking

President Obama's Ambassador-at-Large in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking In Persons, Luis CdeBaca speaks about the global human trafficking problem. Benjamin Skinner, author of A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery and a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy ...

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Thinking About Humanities Grad School? Don't.

William Pannapacker, English professor at Hope College, and columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education, scares graduate students out of their library carrels with his most recent essay "The Big Lie About the 'Life of the Mind.'"

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Diagnosis: Up For Review

The DSM is the guiding document when it comes to defining mental illness, and it's up for review. Stanton Peele, psychologist, addiction expert, and blogger for Psychology Today, discusses the proposed changes to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, such as the inclusion of "apathy syndrome," ...

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How the End of the Cold War Led to the Economic Crisis

John Lanchester, author of the novel The Debt to Pleasure, offers his particular take on the global economic crisis in his new book, I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay.

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Follow Up Friday: Tattoo Regret

Last week we received this Valentine's day poem:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Time to rethink
That Obama tattoo

Victoria Pitts-Taylor, professor of sociology at the City University of New York, follows up with a discussion of tattoo regret and what tattoos mean to different people.

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