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Stock Jobber

A stock jobber is a slang term for a stock salesman who works directly with other stock brokers, or other “stock jobbers.” Stock jobbers usually specialize in one type of stock security. The term is usually disparaging, came about in the London Stock Exchange. The term is disparaging because it can refer to someone selling … Continue reading

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Contemporary meditations on the relational structure between man and food

Claude Levi-Strauss writes in “The Culinary Triangle”:   “In any cuisine, nothing is simply cooked, but must be cooked in one fashion or another.”   As we meditate on structures in culture and how they influence the human and the relationship that human has to his/her world, I can’t help but think that this recent … Continue reading

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My Man Friday

Something I found interesting about Robinson Crusoe was the relationship between Crusoe and Friday. The novel was published in 1719, a time when slavery was at an all-time high and a view of European dominance loomed over nonwhite populations around the world. However, Friday, a Native American who Crusoe meets on the island, is portrayed … Continue reading