"The earning power of women globally is expected to reach $18 trillion by 2014 [...] That is more than twice the estimated 2014 GDP of China and India combined." The story of the current recession is definitely about women.
One man has devoted his life to the legacy of "self-styled transgender glamour girl" Candy Darling. Odd, but as a NY Times profile shows, compelling.
With China's economy booming, factories are springing up all over the country, and, in one of the largest migrations in human history, poor, young villagers are streaming into the makeshift cities that emerge around the factories. Earlier this afternoon, NPR interviewed author Leslie Chang about her new book, Factory…