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Wealth Of Nations: The Modern Illusions Of Economic Development

Essay: Europe and the West are considered the "developed" world, while countries such as China are said to be "developing." But such mentalities don't really match the respective realities of wealth, in all its

1950s, California, when the West was on the rise (aroid)
1950s, California, when the West was on the rise (aroid)
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From one point of view, Europe is rich, but also down and out. Similarly, China can be seen as prosperous, but poor at the same time.

The word "developed" has always been synonymous with "rich," while the words "developing" or "emerging" are often a polite way of saying "poor." In the past decade, and in particular after the outbreak of the financial crisis, the meaning of these terms has changed a great deal. Now "developed" is actually reminiscent of "financial hardship" or "declining," whereas "developing" or "emerging" means "awash with cash."

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Yes, Her Too: A Feminist Reading Of The Depp Vs. Heard Case

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation suit has become a Hollywood media (sh*t) storm, but there are troubling real consequences in the way domestic violence is being portrayed, when the victim is less-than-perfect.

Fans welcome Johnny Depp with "Justice For Johnny" signs at the defamation trial against Amber Heard.

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First the background: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met in 2012. They started a relationship when Depp was still with Vanessa Paradis, and eventually married in 2015. Fifteen months later, Heard filed for divorce, accusing Depp of domestic violence and asking for a restraining order.

In the lawsuit, Heard said, ”I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him.” They then made a million-dollar settlement, and soon after, Heard asked for the restraining order to be dropped.

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