Tag Archives: Louis Menand

Mar. 23, 2015 The New Yorker

On Mar. 16, 2015 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “In Praise of Short Sellers” about activist short selling investors. They shorted Lumber Liquidators stock based on reports that they were selling carcinogenic formaldehyde laminate wood products made in China. “stock prices are more accurate when short sellers are active.

Louis Menand wrote “A Friend Of The Devil” Soviet and American involvement in student organizations during the Cold War.

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Jan. 5, 2015 The New Yorker

Jan. 5, 2015 The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz wrote “The Virologist” about MuggleNet founder Emerson Spartz, who figured out how memes went viral to create targeted advertising. He said “The lines between advertising and content are blurring.”

Louis Menand wrote “Pulp’s Big Moment” about the rise and fall of cheap paperbacks in the 1940s and 1950s. Before the 1930s, most books were sold (not surprisingly) in bookstores. Paperbacks were sold at newsstands, drugstores and train stations next to magazines. It as an explosion of content that was high and low brow entertainment. Free broadcast television disrupted the paperback business model the same way the internet disrupted television. Ironically you can download old paperbacks onto your phone.

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Oct. 20, 2014 The New Yorker

On Oct. 20, 2014, The New Yorker magazine had a James Surowiecki article “Content and Its Discontents.” It talked about Netflix and its shift from not only supplying content but creating it. Louis Menand’s “Crooner Rights Spat” deals with the current mess with copyright and intellectual property in the digital age.

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Jul. 21, 2014 The New Yorker

On Jul. 21, 2014, The New Yorker magazine had two interesting articles.

Nicholas Lemann’s “The Hand On The Lever” is about Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Louis Menand “The Sex Amendment” is about the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act amendment that recognized women’s rights in Title VII.

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Jun. 6, 2011 The New Yorker

On Jun. 6, 2011 The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza wrote “Romney’s Dilemma” about how Mitt Romney’s Healthcare reform was adopted as the foundation for Obama’s plan so that Republicans would not object. After all, it was a Republican idea.

Louis Menand wrote “Live and Learn” about why college is necessary. It educates and socializes. It is necessary for a highly developed democratic society.

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Nov. 22, 2010 The New Yorker

On Nov. 22, 2010 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Greedy Geezers” about the inexplicable lack of support of health care reform by some senior citizens. Apparently they are misled by Republican spin doctors. Others seniors see the benefits of everyone having the benefits that seniors enjoy.

Louis Menand wrote “Talk Story” about the history of late night talk shows, particularly Dick Cavett.

Sep. 20, 2010 The New Yorker

On Sep. 20, 2010 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Second Helpings” about the government’s successful 2009 economic stimulus program and Republican opposition to a second stimulus program. It is hard to take credit for preventing a worse disaster.

Jose Antonio Vargas wrote “The Face Of Facebook” about Mark Zuckerberg and the movie “The Social Network.”

Louis Menand wrote “Parodies Lost” about humor being hardwired into humans.

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