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Weekend Reads 9/22/18

The business of voluntourism: do western do-gooders actually do harm?

In Cambodia, 40 years after the Khmer Rouge genocide, the number of orphanages has been growing, according to the UN. The reason is demand – but not from abandoned children. Instead, it comes from a huge rise in Australian tourists willing to pay to work in them.

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Weekend Reads 9/15/18

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Weekend Reads 7/28/18

I’m a librarian. The last thing we need is Silicon Valley “disruption.”

I’ve often heard the argument, “That’s not the library’s job. There are agencies for that.”

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