Monday, July 9 2012
Democracy in America has always been an uneven and contested terrain. The founding fathers established the government’s system of checks and balances partly as a way to protect the ruling class from the threat of a voting public.
Monday, April 30 2012
Why are bad guys like Gordon Gekko, Tony Montana and Patrick Bateman so beloved? Because we can’t act without guilt, and what’s worse, we can’t even admit that we want to.
Sunday, September 26 2010
In his desire to trump his upper crust "superiors", Gekko's personal ethic could be read as a perverted, ultimately hypocritical form of populist revolt.
Friday, September 24 2010
Until 2004, Oliver Stone could never be accused of shying away from anything. Once he did, the critics pounced.
Monday, August 9 2010
New York was already the largest American city by 1820, and although it wasn't the birthplace of the skyscraper, it would quickly boast the densest concentration of such buildings in the world.
Monday, July 27 2009
This book examines, at a high level, what happens when a well intentioned financial innovation spins out of control and is used for nefarious ends.
Friday, May 29 2009
Thursday, May 14 2009
Thursday, May 7 2009
Tuesday, May 29 2007
For desperate acts, psychosexual kinks, and a pervasive sense of fatalism, there are better places to look than the office of a CFO.