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Archive for the 'economy' Category

“Why Best Buy Is Going Out Of Business…Gradually”

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

“To discover the real reasons behind the company’s decline, just take this simple test. Walk into one of the company’s retail locations or shop online. And try, really try, not to lose your temper.” Why Best Buy Is Going Out Of Business…Gradually

Brooksley Born Vs. the Clinton Administration Financial Triumvirate

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Frontline remains the most effective storyteller in news media. Bless them. If you watch TV on your computer and want to know the backstory leading to the ’08 worldwide monetary meltdown, watch this.

“Recovery: The New Black”

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Harry Shearer doubts some of those green shoots.

“Moral Hazard Trumped Systemic Risk”

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Inside The Meltdown

Ariana Huffington Told Me To Blog

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

…but I’m going to do it anyway. MSNBC is disturbing. NBC is dumb. Have a good holiday! …oh, and Ariana Huffington is still a dope.

Bush’s Scandalous Legacy

Friday, November 21st, 2008

George W. Bush will be remembered for his near-comprehensive absence during the current economic crisis. Too tired and/or ashamed, he’s been nearly invisible (and most certainly ineffective) since the financial cratering of September ’08. It seems an absurdly appropriate end to a criminally wrongheaded eight-year Administrative run. It’s left up to the President-elect to try [...]

“Best Buy Cuts Outlook; ‘most difficult climate ever seen’”

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

In the same week that Circuit City declares chapter 11, Best Buy gives a gloomy forecast. These two companies are largely responsible for the devaluation of prerecorded music. Their ridiculous expansion rates and loss-leader CD and appliance pricing led to the closing of hundreds of competing record stores and smaller electronics retailers. This, in turn, [...]

Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

See you in hell, Al.

The Second Mortgage Club

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

You’ve always wanted to help pay off Todd Rundgren’s house in Kaua’i. You just didn’t know it until now. $600 is all it takes.

“The Crooked Heart of the Credit Crisis”

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

This essay ran in the magazine edition of CJR and was published in early September ’08.