A satellite photo of North and South Korea at night. National Geophysical Data Center/Why Nations Fail hide caption

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Every week, Robert Stout of Kings County Jerky slices meat by hand. Adam Lerner/adamlerner.net hide caption

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Maddie Parlier at work. Dean Kaufman/The Atlantic hide caption

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A shuttered cotton mill in Greenville County in South Carolina. scmikeburton/Flickr hide caption

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A night at the Slowdown. Enrico Fuente/Flickr hide caption

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