From FT, marketing a product is an endlessly curious act; it is crucial to capitalism, and its practitioners are highly rewarded and disdained; pornographic collages of dignitaries may seem a detour, but for Jonathan Yeo, dipping a toe in the contemporary art world is worth the risk; a review of The Fundamental Index: A Better Way to Invest by Robert Arnott, Jason Hsu and John West; and does the return of the miniskirt suggest an uptrend to the American economy? Peter Wilby on the myth of the super-rich: Most of our tycoons are not wealth creators, but wealth drainers. If Obama loses, could it be because of anything other than race? Randall Kennedy on The Big "What If": The hopes of black America ride on his shoulders, but the outcome's way up in the air. A look at the 5 myths about Oprah, Obama and you. What's the matter with Canada? How the world's nicest country turned mean. Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez is lost in cyberspace. In country after country, democratic reforms are in retreat — the surprising culprit: the middle class. More and more and more and more and more on Thomas Friedman's Hot, Flat, and Crowded. Doubting Dawkins: A review of Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition by Richard Holloway. A review of The Proof of God: The Debate That Shaped Modern Belief by Larry Witham. 

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