Joe Nocera

10/23/2014 - 1:38pm

    Is Amazon a monopoly?

    That certainly is what Franklin Foer, the editor of The New Republic, thinks. In the magazine's current issue, he has written a lengthy polemic denouncing the company for all manner of sins. The headline reads: "...

10/02/2014 - 3:59pm

    One of the hardest things for us to do is to envision a future that is different from the present. For instance, we live in an age of paralyzed politics, so it is hard, in the here and now, to imagine what could change that. A second example: It is...

09/25/2014 - 12:20pm

    I turned on ESPN about 15 minutes before Roger Goodell's Friday afternoon news conference. There was a round table of analysts and reporters, led by Bob Ley, the journalist who covers the serious side of sports for the network. If I hadn't known...

09/25/2014 - 10:57am

    What is it going to take to get serious about data breaches?

    I ask this question in the wake of the recent Home Depot breach, in which the "bad guys" - presumably cybercriminals in...

09/18/2014 - 4:40pm

    In 2006, the year that Roger Goodell was named commissioner of the NFL, the Washington Redskins were the most valuable team in football, according to Forbes magazine, with a valuation of $1.4 billion. Washington's revenue that year was $303 million,...

09/18/2014 - 3:55pm

    On Monday, the Tax Policy Center in Washington held a panel discussion on the subject of "corporate inversions" - the practice of taking over a small company in someplace like Ireland or the Netherlands, and then using that takeover to "...

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