by Zoë Pollock

n+1's Year in Review features almost anonymous capsules from around the world, including Idaho, England, Tumblr and bedbugs. Money quote:

The British people drank tea from their commemorative William and Kate Engagement Mugs and sat next to space heaters in Fair Isle sweaters that seemed to be fraying at the cuffs. Now, thanks to 2010, they will have insurmountable student debt, like Americans, and an Arctic climate, like Canadians, and Kraft Foods will make their Dairy Milk. This is the Big Society. This is the Age of Austerity.

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