Money

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. 

Speaking Fees of the Rich and Marginally Famous
June 14, 2013

In February, the Knight Foundation—a nonprofit devoted to the future of journalism—paid disgraced science writer Jonah Lehrer $20,000 to speak at a conference, only months after he was nailed for plagiarism and fabricating quotes.

The Guilt Index: Tag Check
Just how bad you should feel when your new shirt says “made in X”
June 03, 2013

Just how guilty you should feel when your new shirt says “made in X.”

Frieze New York, a VIP Art Fair for Our Gilded Age
May 10, 2013

Against the godforsaken glamour of international art fairs.

A Brief History of 'Bags of Cash'
The CIA's Afghanistan bribes join a long and storied genre
April 30, 2013

The CIA's Afghanistan bribes join a long and storied genre.

The New $100 Bill is Less Dignified than Monopoly Money
The aesthetic cost of counterfeit-proofing
April 29, 2013

What would Ben Franklin–a printer by trade–make of the goofy-looking new bill that bears his image?

Washington Is Not the Wealthiest Area in America
The press would have you believe it is. But the statistics tell a different story.
March 08, 2013

The press would have you believe it is. But the statistics tell a different story.

The Trouble with Wall Street
The shocking news that Goldman Sachs is greedy
February 04, 2013

Twenty five years ago I quit a job on Wall Street to write a book about Wall Street.

The Behavioral Economics of Christmas
December 07, 2012

Here's what happens when a prominent scholar examines the behavioral economics of Christmas.

Executive Decisions: How CEO Pay Spun Out of Control
February 08, 2012

In most high-paying jobs, people are basically paid according to performance. CEOs are a different story.

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