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Lavatory Studies

The New Yorker has a piece on it.

An excerpt:

Molotch then passed around a piece of writing by Clara Greed, of the World Toilet Organization (the other W.T.O.), and read aloud a passage about “the restroom revolution which is going on in the Far East.”
“Does she use the phrase ‘Far East’?” a young woman asked, sounding incredulous. “It’s really Western-centric, obviously.”

The author points out that the “sybllabus reads almost like a parody of Allan Bloom’s worst nightmare.” True, true.

Travis Kavulla is director of Energy and Environmental Policy at the R Street Institute. He is a former president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners who held elected office as a Montana public service commissioner for eight years. Before that, he was an associate editor for National Review.

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