On the Newsstand:Advertising

/ December 27, 2013 12:58 am

Portion Problem

Obesity trends aren’t wholly explained by socioeconomics.

/ November 29, 2013 12:34 am

Just How Good Was the Obama Campaign?

A more complicated story emerges.

/ April 7, 2013 2:48 pm

The Digital Economy

The future of the business of the Internet

/ March 20, 2012 2:31 am

Exporting Obesity to China

Will China get fat before it gets rich?

/ September 29, 2011 4:58 pm

Campaign Ads or Movie Trailers?

Just when I thought the 2012 GOP field could not be any more gaffe-proof, Texas Governor Rick Perry proved me wrong. Last week, the 2012 Republican contender released a campaign advertisement worthy of the silver screen. As the ad began, I was fairly certain I was in store for another ludicrous, action-packed Michael Bay movie trailer, but instead, I was ... Read More

/ September 15, 2011 9:12 pm

Mormons, Homosexuals, and Public Relations

The gay community didn't take my advertising advice, but the Mormon community did.

/ September 16, 2010 10:09 am

The Emperors Have No Disclose

It was a little skirmish in a summer of big political battles. But the defeat of the DISCLOSE Act, a modest campaign finance reform measure pushed by President Obama and the Democrats, might have lasting importance. If Congress can’t even require transparency of the corporations that fund our elections, what hope is there of diminishing the power of money in ... Read More

/ April 26, 2010 3:05 pm

Print is Dead. Right?

For the first time in a long time, there’s serious newspaper competition in New York—actually, newspaper competition anywhere would be newsworthy… But, New York is the big leagues. NYT vs. WSJ, fight! David Carr says: The fight bears watching for a few reasons. This is New York, a crucible of city journalism, a place that has seen newspaper wars for almost ... Read More

and / March 31, 2010 4:17 pm

Can Soccer Save South Africa?

High expectations mask tough realities

/ March 8, 2010 3:03 pm

The Times Charges Ahead

New online business model will help the press serve the public good

/ March 7, 2010 6:37 pm

Misguided Environmentalism

Last summer I worked for five weeks as a member of an Appalachian Trail crew, living in tents in Northern Maine while performing maintenance on the trail. Apparently I gave them my mailing address, because yesterday I received “The MAINEtainer,” an eight-page newspaper from the Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC). One headline stood out: “MATC opposes Highland Plantation wind energy ... Read More

/ April 2, 2009 1:36 am

Doing Well in Doing Good

Can capitalism work for charity? Economists are no strangers to knee-jerk argumentation. Their soundest arguments are often those that strike most sharply at the beliefs non-economists hold dear, and statistics are not often enough to unseat them. Conventional wisdom, then, would suggest that Dan Pallotta should lower his expectations for the controversial argument laid out in Uncharitable: How Restraints on ... Read More

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