Two Americas collide in a mini-mart: Anand Giridharadas’s rousing talk at TED2015

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Anand Giridharadas brings us to a Dallas mini-mart on the night of September 21, 2001.  That night, a man named Mark Stroman walks into the store with a gun. He didn’t want money; he wanted blood in retaliation for September 11. He shot the Bangladeshi immigrant working at the counter, Raisuddin Bhuiyan, in the face. Raisuddin lived; Mark ended up []

A portable feast: TED’s wooden pavilion

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To build a 20-story building out of cement and concrete, 1,200 tons of carbon dioxide gets released; to construct the same building from wood, 3,100 tons are saved, a difference of about 900 cars taken off the road in a year. Michael Green (TED Talk: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers) builds with wood because []