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 The Brancatelli File for 1986

joe March 1: FUTURE FLIGHT: UNBELIEVABLY MAGICAL, NECESSARILY BANAL
Moses Znaimer has seen the future of air travel, and he has bad news: There are middle seats in deep space. And they'll have to contend with an interplanetary bureaucracy sure to make 21st century business travelers nostalgic for the comparatively minor indignities of contemporary air travel. These depressing insights--and lots of good, clean futuristic fun--are incorporated Toronto's participatory entertainment complex called "Tour of the Universe."

February 1: PAULISTA STYLE: LIVING, WORKING AND SURVIVING IN SAO PAULO
A shoe shine at Congonhas airport costs only about forty cents. A good Brazilian beer at an elegant cocktail lounge costs about seventy-five cents. Even an elaborate banquet at one of the city's grand restaurants runs less than fifteen dollars a head, and a room at a five-star hotel here can be had for less than eighty dollars. But what's glorious for visiting executives isn't quite so fabulous for the local business community. Brazil's much-chronicled financial woes are finally catching up to Sao Paulo.

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