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Life In The City Of Darkness

Short history of Kowloon Walled City, demolished 20 years ago. Lawless shanty-town built on land disputed between Britain and China, policed by neither. Most densely populated place on earth. “An enclave of opium parlours, whorehouses and gambling dens run by triads … A fetid slum, crawling with rats and dripping with sewage.” Other popular local trades included faith healing and unlicensed dentistry (1,384 words)

A Primer On The Foreclosure Crisis

Just what the title says. Highly readable guide to why American banks are having trouble foreclosing on mortgage defaulters: because the banks’ paperwork isn’t in order. And whether it matters: yes, a lot

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