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    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    5 Things To Read Today

    1. Tracie McMillan brings us Jicama in the Hood, about the fight to bring decent food to the urban poor, an issue I've blogged about with gusto in the past, but managed to miss recent developments thanks to Congresswoman Velasquez.

    2 and 3.Point and Counterpoint on the whole "Roe v. Wade for Men" thing.

    4. Kay Hymowitz on the phenomenon she calls Desperate Grandmas:

    It’s not just that older women continue to enjoy sex; it’s that it has to be—in defiance of all common sense—Better Than Ever. It’s not that they like working to rescue animals; they’re Pursuing Their Passions. “They are the most amazing women our country has ever seen!” Levine quotes a gerontologist as gushing in Inventing the Rest of Our Lives.

    5. The first chapter of economist Deirdre McCloskey's The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce. You'll want to read it: she's a bizarrely engaging writer.

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