The best sentences we read today

--- "Cramming 30 shrimp into one square meter is a little like putting thousands of people into unsanitary prison camps."

--- "An inquiry sent to the listed number — for journalism, not real estate — was met with the response 'Lol.'"

--- "Machines inevitably outmatch humans at handling bulls--- without complaining."

--- "Some 700,000 Americans every year declare bankruptcy because of medical bills. The number in Japan? 0. The number in Germany? 0."

Lydia DePillis is a reporter focusing on labor, business, and housing. She previously worked at The New Republic and the Washington City Paper. She's from Seattle.

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