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The You-Wouldn’t-Even-Believe-How-Close-to-Being-Named-They-Are Afternoon Links

All right, this whole Afternoon-Links-naming rigamarole has run its course. I promise we’ll settle on something this weekend. In the meantime, let me know how you think the first few days have gone. * Profiling Starts with the Pants As this humorous piece illustrates, all the hysteria that swirls around the airport screening process could really be put [...]

10 People Who Made a Fortune During the Depression

Note: This article was originally published in 2009. We’re knee deep in server migration this week, so forgive us for reposting a few oldies/goodies. Even during our country’s worst economic downturn, some folks still knew how to make a buck—many bucks, in fact. 1. Babe Ruth The Sultan of Swat was never shy about conspicuous consumption. While baseball [...]