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Shakespeare: Poetic Genius and Capitalist Monster

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This puts a whole new spin on The Merchant of Venice: According to this Associated Press article, Shakespeare wasn’t just English literature’s foremost creative visionary; he was also a hardhearted grain merchant who sometimes landed in legal trouble for his unethical business practices. During an era when food was scarce, “he purchased and stored grain, malt, and barley […]

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