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Planet Money
6:02 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Why Middle Class Jobs Are Disappearing, And What Workers Can Do About It

Meet the twenty-first century tax accountant: a piece of software.
Tim Boyle Getty Images

Originally published on Mon February 27, 2012 3:10 pm

Young workers used to have plenty of fall-back options when their dream jobs fell through. But as Adam Davidson writes in his latest column, "many economists fear that the comfortable Plan B jobs are disappearing."

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Opinion
6:01 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Weekly Standard: Romney Sips Some Tea

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 26, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Romney is campaigning for upcoming primaries in Arizona and Michigan.
Jerry Markland Getty Images for NASCAR

Originally published on Mon February 27, 2012 7:00 am

Stephen F. Hayes is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard.

Mitt Romney, in jeans and a blue and white oxford, stood just to the right of the stage at Baker's of Milford Banquet Hall, nodding his head slightly as an enthusiastic soloist with a wireless microphone belted out the first verse of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." The former Massachusetts governor smiled and joined most of the crowd for the chorus. "I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free."

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Book Reviews
6:00 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

China On The Court: NBA Meets The 'Brave Dragons'

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Originally published on Mon February 27, 2012 10:16 am

"Linsanity" is the magical byword of this basketball season. As anyone who is even semi-conscious knows, Jeremy Lin, the NBA's first Taiwanese-American player by way of Harvard, was passed over for college athletic scholarships and ignored in NBA drafts. Then, he landed with the New York Knicks and has since proved to everybody that athletic prejudice against Asians is Lincredibly stupid. Except, as journalist Jim Yardley points out in his new book on basketball fever in China, Chinese players and coaches happen to endorse that prejudice.

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Krulwich Wonders...
6:00 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

How Much Do They Know About Me In The 'Cloud'?

Michael Rigley Vimeo

Originally published on Mon February 27, 2012 9:10 am

What do Google's computers and Facebook's, and Amazon's, and Verizon's, and all the other Internet servers know about me?

They know a lot, says Mark Rigely of San Francisco. His strangely beautiful video shows how emails, ISP data, weblogs and voice data are being used to paint our portraits, and how, with time, those portraits become dense with detail, pattern and personality.

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Mountain Stage
6:00 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Blind Boys Of Alabama On Mountain Stage

Blinds Boys of Alabama.
Brian Blauser WFUV

Originally published on Mon February 27, 2012 7:00 am

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