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In this issue:

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Living by Default", by James Surowiecki: The difference between American Airlines’ debt and yours.

PROFILES
"Higher, Faster, Madder", by Alec Wilkinson: Living the Guinness World Records life.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Great Oasis", by Burkhard Bilger: A plan to combat desertification.

BOOKS
"Reality Effects", by James Wood: The essays of John Jeremiah Sullivan.

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