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Rosa Brooks March 17, 2006
HERE'S AN IDEA for a reality TV show. Call it "Aliens." The contestants will be drawn from the U.S. Congress.
To start, they'll have their credit cards, cellphones, computers and cars confiscated. Next, they'll be sent — with their families — to live in rural villages and urban shantytowns in poor countries. Each will be assigned a menial job in his new home, for which he will receive a dollar a day.