Articles tagged wall street

The Past, Present and Future of a Movement: ‘The Occupy Handbook’

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.

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It Must Feel Good to Be as Bad as Gordon Gekko

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.

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Masters of the Universe: Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street’

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.

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The Fall of the Oliver Stone Empire: A Director and His Critics

Until 2004, Oliver Stone could never be accused of shying away from anything. Once he did, the critics pounced.

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‘Visions of New York City’ Is a Breezy, Celebratory Visual Travelogue—Join the Tour, Here

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.

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Fool’s Gold by Gillian Tett

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.

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29 May 2009 // 2:00 AM

The Sucker King

There’s always another sucker. It’s a truth that was just as real back in the Great Depression as it is today in the

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14 May 2009 // 5:06 AM

Forget Bernie Madoff. The Wall Street veteran who might be the real scapegoat for our country’s financial meltdown hasn’t closed a deal in

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7 May 2009 // 6:33 AM

I’m probably not the only one who suspects the credit crunch was brought on by men who grew up idolizing Gordon Gekko. When director

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Wall Street Noir by Peter Spiegelman [Editor]

For desperate acts, psychosexual kinks, and a pervasive sense of fatalism, there are better places to look than the office of a CFO.

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'Game Art': Letting the Developers Speak

// Moving Pixels

"In Game Art, Matt Sainsbury is asking questions of video game developers that one might ask a movie director or a novelist or a painter.

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