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Regional ReviewQuarter 4, 2001
Volume 11, Number 4
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Contents

The Shaping of Higher Education in the United States and New England by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz
The past is prelude in the evolution of our system of private and public colleges and universities.
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A (Mild) Defense of Luxury by James B. Twitchell
Our modern culture based on mass luxury is superficial, transitory, and blatently unnecessary. But it's also passionate and imaginative, and increasingly a source of our common bonds.
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The Geography of Life's Chances by Miriam Wasserman
Two programs that helped people move from high- to lower-poverty neighborhoods can tell us something about the importance of surroundings.
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Perspective by Joanna Stavins
Consumers and banks have been slow to move from paper checks to electronic forms of payment — and the delay is costly.
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Observations
Why grocers like to sell store brands; countries that depend on remittances from workers abroad seek to strengthen those ties
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Letter from Providence, Rhode Island by Carrie Conaway
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