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Rational Actors

Jenny Brown Jacobin
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In the United States, women face the prospect of becoming mothers without necessary social protections. Many decide it’s not worth the risk.

The Ten Best Books About Food of 2018

Rachel Tepper Paley Smithsonian Magazine
Ten titles from 2018 should satisfy readers hungry to learn more about the history and science of food, including why people around the world eat certain things, how to define “American” food, why some ingredients taste good with other ingredients.