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The Baffler,  December 3, 2014

Daily Bafflements

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• It’s fitting that the submarine that this East Hampton man bought with the proceeds of his elaborate fine-art forgeries is also, it turns out, a fake.

• How can we evaluate and address police killings as a country if we can’t even keep track of how many there are? The Wall Street Journal reports on the crap statistics being kept by the FBI.

• “Since its birth, the US has always defined itself as a egalitarian meritocracy, fundamentally distinct from the class-ridden societies of Europe,” writes Matt Phillips for Quartz. No longer; Americans are now more beholden to their socioeconomic statuses than their European counterparts.

• Today in Bespoke: purses, Mustangs and Rolls-Royces, eyeglasses, kayaks, wallpaper, and books. (The rich don’t self-publish; they order “bespoke limited editions.”)

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