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We Should Be Talking About the 1 Percent of the 1 Percent

It’s really the 0.01 percent of Americans who are leaving us all behind; one answer to fighting climate change is vegetarianism; meanwhile, is the beer in Britain spying on you? These discoveries and more below.

On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.

How You, I, and Everyone Got the Top 1 Percent All Wrong
Unveiling the real story behind the richest of the rich.

Putin’s New War on ‘Traitors’
On Monday morning, Andrei Zubov, a sixty-two-year-old history professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, heard a knock on his apartment door.

Humans Can Make More Than 20 Distinct Facial Expressions
You will raise your eyebrows and curl up the corners of your mouth when you realize what this new study has discovered about emotion processing.

What Can You Do With a Humanities Ph.D., Anyway?
The choice to leave academia does not have to mean life as a barista.

Coffee, Tea or a Really Expensive Phone Call?
What would the friendly skies look like if you could use your cell phone on flights in U.S. airspace?

Warning: College Students, This Editorial May Upset You
‘Trigger warning’ policies, like one proposed at UC Santa Barbara, are antithetical to college life.

To Fight Climate Change, the Entire World Will Have to Eat Less Meat
Serious about battling climate change? Then you might want to consider going vegetarian.

The Myth of Green Shareholder Activism
A conservative think-tank called the National Center for Public Policy Research recently issued a shareholder resolution to Apple demanding information on the company’s “associations and memberships and trade associations that work on [environmental] sustainability issues,” ostensibly to help other shareholders see how Apple has come under the ideological influence of anti-market forces.

Creepy New British ‘Pub’ Spies on You, Sells Fake Beer
Looks like The Lurker is no longer the worst person in the bar.

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