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The Baffler,  January 21, 2015

Daily Bafflements

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• Forbes Magazine’s tips on How to Become a Thought Leader include keeping a journal, liberally using LinkedIn, and practicing your speeches on your cat before you try them on people.

• In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama noted the nation’s drop in crime and the high cost of mass incarceration. To be more specific, per the Harvard Gazette, “the overall crime rate fell 45 percent between 1990 and 2012, the rate of imprisonment has spiked 222 percent between 1980 and 2012.” (Via Jean Trounstine.)

• Today in Billionaires: Approximately 60 percent of people attending the World Economic Forum at Davos are traveling by Lear jet; that’s about 1,700 private flights.

• Today in America! Sitting will kill you, and there is an outbreak of measles at Disneyland.

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