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The Postal Service Outsources Itself to a Company Doing Almost as Badly as the Postal Service
March 10, 2014

Don't like the lines at the post office? USPS management wants to a retailer that just closed 12 percent of its stores.

Growing Up Romney
October 19, 2012

The lies families tell themselves.

Why Little Screens Are Good For Cities
September 27, 2012

The iPad may be bad news for office supply stores, but it's helping out cities they inhabit.

The Things Romney Failed to Accomplish
August 31, 2012

Narrative without policy detail is just a bunch of words. Here's what the Republican candidate failed to accomplish in his big convention speech.

Mitt Romney: Venture Capitalist or Raider?
January 10, 2012

Speaking of the free passes Romney may be getting—and, for that matter, of financial engineering—there’s another slightly-dodgy Romney formulation that hasn’t gotten much pushback so far: the distinction between “venture capital” and “private equity.” Venture capitalists typically provide money to very young firms to help them get off the ground in exchange for an ownership stake. Private equity firms typically provide money to more established firms, often those that have run into problems, also in exchange for an ownership stake.