A long chain of charity and commerce binds the world's richest
and poorest people in accidental intimacy. It's a curious feature
of the global age that hardly anyone on either end knows it.
("How Susie Bayer's T-Shirt Ended Up on Yusuf Mama's Back,"
first published in the "New York Times Magazine," March 31, 2002,
then reprinted in "The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003")