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Celebrity photographer Jason Webber offers a defense of his profession: “Many celebrities understand that fame invites public interest about their daily routines. They accept the attention, and although they may not always want a swarm of photographers everywhere they go, they have learned to go about their lives as if we don’t exist. Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba, for example, seem to have found a balance. SJP gets photographed a ton. She is really good about pretending it doesn’t happen—smiling and doing things with her children—even though there are 30 people following her like a blob everywhere she goes. It’s important not to get numb to things like that; I have to continually remind myself that celebrities are people.”

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Bill Gates may have more monetary wealth than everyone else in America, but what does that really mean?

"Bill Gates has has about 120,000 times more financial wealth than I have. But Bill Gates does not consume 120,000 times more food or calories than I consume. His food is not 120,000 times tastier than is my food. His children aren’t schooled by teachers who are 120,000 times better than are the teachers who school my son. Gates will not live 120,000 times longer than me. His house is not 120,000 times larger, or more comfortable, than is my house. He does not travel 120,000 times faster than I travel, or enjoy 120,000 times more days of leisure than I enjoy."

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"Taking a bus came with another advantage I hadn’t foreseen. I didn’t have to stop at the checkpoints. I’m used to seeing military and police checkpoints when I travel abroad. Every country in the Middle East has them, including Israel if you count the one outside the airport. The authorities in that part of the world are looking for guns and bombs mostly. The Cuban authorities aren’t worried about weapons. No one but the regime has anything deadlier than a baseball bat.

"Castro’s checkpoints are there to ensure nobody has too much or the wrong kind of food."

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In effect, welfare has made Appalachia into a big and sparsely populated housing project — too backward to thrive, but just comfortable enough to keep the underclass in place. There is no cure for poverty, because there is no cause of poverty — poverty is the natural condition of the human animal.”

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