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Simple Economics

To the editors: Thank you for David Futrelle’s article (“The Rhetoric of Denial,” June 26). He put into words what I could only feel. For readers who missed it, I suggest you send for a copy. It’s that important. It’s one of the few times I’ve seen someone untangle the rhetorical glut in the media. […]

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Cash Card

A man offered me $200 to hold his money for him while he met up with a prostitute. “I hear you can’t trust prostitutes in Chicago,” he said. He was from Haiti. “Don’t trust anyone,” I said. He told me he’d hooked up with a prostitute when he first reached town, and while he was […]

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Ladies Night

After work I bought a pair of black work shoes at this small department store on Southport. A guy at work told me about them. He said they were just like the kind they wear in London, and they were only 30 bucks. I had to get them right away because it was Wednesday and […]