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  1. Sep 2015
    1. Regardless of who’s at fault

      Does economic change have an agency to which we can assign "fault"?

    2. Corporations are so greedy :(

    3. culturally significant landmark."

      mark is the "significant landmark"

    4. Austin is losing what makes it weird

      I want to write a dissertation on this repeated refrain over the years. No doubt it's partially true, but the same claim is made every year in some op-ed article in some local newspaper or magazine. Austin has been becoming less weird since it first became weird.

    5. the Dog and Duck Pub

      They paved over paradise And put up a parking lot.

    6. the deaths

      Having just explained to my three-year-old daughter the difference between buildings dying and people dying, I'm sensitive to how strong this word choice/description is here.

    7. prolific

      wc? ethos?

    1. Second, refugees need to be seen for their potential contribution to society. The language of “burden” is mistaken. Rather, economic self-sufficiency is the central pillar in successful refugee resettlement.

      relate this to student controversy on immigration reform

    1. a reckless infatuation that ended with the eruption and crash of the Hindenburg in 1937.

      Author does not mention it but he's the author of a book on the Hindenburg. Presumably this gives him the credentials to warn against modern-day zeppelllns.