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Fashionably Down & Out: In Paris, The Gleaners

Paris is famous for its open-air food markets. But difficult economic times are turning them into giant foraging sites — and not just for the poor. [Source: iStockphoto.com/NPR] In my mind, NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley has become the Janet Flanner of … Continue reading

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“Financial Virtues of the Frugal French”

Marketplace: Financial virtues of the frugal French 101708: John Laurenson: Tonight, what with the financial crisis, it’s pig’s foot for dinner, not the seafood platter. But in France, people are used to living on a budget. Partly because it’s much … Continue reading

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Doing the Bum’s Rush — Again

Many Americans feel a disturbing sense of distrust and déjà vu about the crisis de jour. We’ve been through this before, repeatedly. Doing the Bum’s Rush is George W. Bush’s Presidential style. Remember his admonition that “the smoking gun might … Continue reading

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