Tag Archives: social class

The Case for Vanilla Names

Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by .


The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.

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A Different Breed of Classism

Posted on 10. Sep, 2015 by .


A unique manifestation of classism, the Spanish legacy we gringos raised on Hollywood morals run into early and often in Latin America.

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Progressive Paisa Killed in Politics

Posted on 08. Oct, 2012 by .


My review of ‘Oblivion’ by Hector Abad Faciolince, which describes the life of a progressive paisa doctor killed by paramilitaries.

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Cars, Marrying the Maid, and More Classism

Posted on 05. Aug, 2012 by .


SUMMARY: A look at two artifacts of classism: car ownership and domestic servants.

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Classism: The Spanish Legacy in Latin America

Posted on 24. Jul, 2012 by .


SUMMARY: Describing classism, status, and the importance of (perceived) social class in Latin America.

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Does Sex Tourism Save Lives?

Posted on 06. Jun, 2012 by .


SUMMARY: Discussing the link between poverty and sex tourism, and whether sex tourism is necessary in impoverished countries.

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Socialist Graffiti at Colombia’s National University

Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by .


SUMMARY: Over 70 pics of the socialist graffiti that decorates Colombia’s National University in Bogota.

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Enrique Peñalosa and Congestion in Bogota

Posted on 16. Jul, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: Description of congestion in Bogota in the context of an eye-opening, visionary speech by urban development genius and mayoral candidate Enrique Peñalosa.

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