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This Man Makes Beautiful Suits, But He Can't Afford To Buy One

Peter Frew has a rare skill and all the orders he can handle. But making suits by hand is a tough business.

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Why Matzo Makers Love Regulation

It's very difficult to make matzo in accordance with kosher law. That means fewer competitors for the matzo giants.

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Why Are Some Countries Rich And Others Poor?

A new book called Why Nations Fail argues that a lot comes down to politics — not just laws, but also a country's norms.

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The Transformation Of American Factory Jobs, In One Company

A few decades ago, many workers at Standard Motor were illiterate. Today, they need to learn a computer language to operate the machinery.

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