From TPM, Brian Beutler traces the origins of the 47 percent meme (and more). The most important information missing from Yelp: Crowdsourcing sites and local government should pool their data to better inform consumers. Being the last one picked for the team, getting left out of the clique of cool girls, having no one to sit with at lunch — for children, social exclusion can impact everything from emotional well being to academic achievements. The Honor System: Stealing magic has become a commonplace crime — Teller, a man of infinite delicacy and deceit, decided to do something about it. From Karl Marx to Karl Rove: Sarah Brady Siff on “class warfare” in American politics. The fifth Occupy! Gazette looks back at the last year of Occupy and also covers the latest developments. The S.H.A.M.E. Media Transparency Project profiles Megan McArdle. The background to so much of the politics of the past four years is the mood of apocalyptic terror that has gripped so much of the American upper class. What work is really for: For most of us, work is a means to something else — it makes a living, but it doesn't make a life; so shouldn't leisure be our goal?

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