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The Insulin Racket

Natalie Shure The American Prospect
Insulin is a 100-year-old drug whose wholesale price has tripled in ten years. The reasons why explain everything wrong with America’s broken prescription drug market.

Half a Million American Minors Now Live in Mexico

Claudia Masferrer, Erin R. Hamilton, Nicole Denier The Conversation
The migration of U.S.-born minors from the U.S. to Mexico presents unique challenges to the minors themselves, as well as to their families and their communities.

The Smoked Paprika Museum in Spain Honors a Family Tradition

Jennifer Billock Smithsonian Magazine
Smoked paprika, the finished product.
In Extremadura, entire families participate in harvesting peppers and making smoked paprika. A museum in Jaraiz de la Vera honors the Hernández family and others in the region who have been instrumental in the production of the spice.

Review: A Plant Closing War

Steve Early Labor Notes
At War, a new movie from Cinema Libre Studio, vividly portrays shop floor resistance to corporate power in small-town France.