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Leisure Inequality – What Do the Poor and Non-Poor Do For Fun?

Oscar Wilde once said that “cultivated leisure is the aim of man,” by which he may have been thinking of the kinds of diversions that require wearing a tuxedo or concentrating for long hours in an edifying seminar. The truly … Continue reading

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Art and Inequality (Or, “How to Spend an Extra $69 million”)

In 1920 the painter Amedeo Modigliani died at the age of 36, penniless, wracked by meningitis, and suffering from alcoholism. In 2009 his masterpiece, “Nude Sitting on a Divan,” was sold to a Turkish billionaire for $69 million at a … Continue reading

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