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I love America more than any other country in this world; and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

James Baldwin
1924-1987
USA

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I cannot understand why America, where we are egalitarian and respect workers and reject class and caste, has become the tipping capitol of the world. Foreigners find it awkward and bizarre, and surely many of us do, too. I would love simply to pay bills without wondering about how much to add--10% at breakfast? Many people, in other countries, find the idea of tips demeaning. Why don't we?
KarenC ..more by this author..
USA

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