allaboutgeorge + poor   5

NYT: Class Consciousness-Raiser
"Humor in poverty? About people and sex. In the middle class? About situations. In wealth? About social faux pas. [...] The key question about food in poverty: Did you have enough? In the middle class: Did you like it? In wealth: Was it presented well?"
poor  poverty  class  education  academia  humor  wealth  food 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Lifestyles of the Rich
"All good journalism is really travel writing. You prepare for a serious story the way a foreign correspondent would. You buy the maps, you learn the language, you hang out with the locals — not just the taxi drivers! — and then you write."
writing  travel  journalism  money  class  books  nonfiction  economics  poor 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
PBPost: Crossing from faith to fanaticism
"It is easy for people to believe that we were mindless and spineless, but nothing could be further from the truth. It was something to hold onto, even though it turned out to be a fantasy."
religion  poverty  sanfrancisco  poor  activism  southamerica  california  behavior 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Amardeep Singh: An Indian Speculative Fiction Writer: Vandana Singh
"[W]hat seems different (Indian?) in Vandana Singh's style is her juxtaposing of the ongoing reality of poverty in Indian life with the imaginative freedom of speculative metaphors from science."
india  asian  sciencefiction  poor  writing 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
to the teeth: Do the math: running a clinic without accepting health insurance
"in the 'real' world of medical practice, moonlighting for other doctors, i can get paid $50 per hour."
social  poor  health  public  altruism 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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