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Monks Need Stuff, Too

March 21st, 2008

Tibet is falling apart because some are poor, suggests Abraham Lustgarten in a Washington Post article.

“Tibetan culture is so deeply rooted here,” the owner told me. “I don’t think it will be diluted — it’s important for business.” Yet looking around, I saw no Tibetan employees, and Tibetans represented only a smattering of customers. The bar served mostly Chinese businessmen and army officers, whose tabs could run as high as $2,000, several times the per capita income in Tibet.

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