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5 July 2013—China's Lunar Calendar 2013 07-05
5 July 2012—Asian Ethnicities: Introduction
5 July 2011—Flowers Bloom: Settling In at the Committee on Social Thought
|[a] New Yorker 26 May 2014|
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If you are of a certain age, your thoughts might wander back to simpler times, when a doughnut and coffee (or even one of those rare fast-food meals) was, well, the same for everyone (and the same cost).
Super-size. Economy Plus.
The "upgrade." Is it a recent phenomenon?
Well, yes and no (I think). Have you noticed how often you are asked whether or not you wish to pay extra for five inches of leg room...or daily coverage of major league baseball? It's hard to argue that there has not been an increase in upgrade fever.
|[c] Historical RF|
The theoretical issue I will be exploring in ANTH 206 this autumn is one of temporality. Has the principle always been around, but the intensity has grown greater? Or is something else at work?
I wonder if we should think about a Round and Square Premium.
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