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Monday, July 9 2012

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.


Monday, April 30 2012

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.


Sunday, September 26 2010

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.


Friday, September 24 2010

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.


Monday, August 9 2010

‘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.


Monday, July 27 2009

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.


Friday, May 29 2009

The Sucker King


Thursday, May 14 2009

Did Hollywood inspire the meltdown men?


Thursday, May 7 2009

Will Gordon Gekko still be greedy in ‘Wall Street 2’?


Tuesday, May 29 2007

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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