The Last Days of Big Law
The money is drying up—and America's most storied firms are terrified
July 21, 2013

A dispatch from the last days of big law

From the Stacks: “Money and Love”
October 1, 2001
July 17, 2013

A review of Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment by Emma Rothschild.

The Elite Club Petraeus Just Joined
Rich people who make $1 a year
July 16, 2013

CUNY just dropped Petraeus's salary from $200,000 to one buck. He's not alone. 

An Obamacare Debate We Should Be Having
July 08, 2013

The Obama Administration’s decision to delay enforcement of Obamacare’s “employer mandate” produced some predictable reactions on the right.

How to Prevent Chinese Employees From Stealing Secrets: Drunk Karaoke
That's one consultant's advice, anyway, for paranoid companies
June 14, 2013

That's one consultant's advice, anyway, for paranoid companies.

Peabody Energy's Coal Train Has Hauled Health-Care Benefits Away
A judge approves a whole new way to cheat U.S. workers
May 30, 2013

When I drove to southern West Virginia a few weeks ago to watch Senator Joe Manchin defend his role in pushing gun-control legislation, I was struck to find that at the first of two town hall meetings he held, at the high-ceilinged Wyoming County Cou

Why Did Apple Hire Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson?
It's a clever move by the embattled company
May 29, 2013

It's a clever move by the embattled company.

The Obamacare Idea Conservatives Should Be Cheering, But Aren't
May 28, 2013

Obamacare hate is a full-time occupation on the right. But a story from Monday’s New York Times is a reminder that some pieces of the law should have conservatives celebrating, for the same reason they are leaving liberals like me a little queasy.

Jamie Dimon Blackmailed His Own Bank—and Won
May 22, 2013

By threatening to resign as CEO, the JPMorgan honcho gave shareholders no choice but to keep him as chairman as well.

Weaseling Out of Obamacare
Nursing homes, fast-food restaurants think up ways to shirk employer responsibility
May 21, 2013

Have nursing homes, fast-food restaurants, and other low-wage employers found a way to avoid paying for full insurance?