Joe Nocera

10/30/2014 - 2:04pm

    Why should Tim Cook care what Carl Icahn thinks?

    Earlier this month, Icahn, the famed "activist shareholder," sent a lengthy letter to the Apple chief executive, which he also posted on the blogging platform Tumblr, so that the rest of...

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 "...

09/11/2014 - 2:51pm

    "Are Football Coaches Overpaid?" asks a new paper by two Vanderbilt University professors, Randall S. Thomas of the law school, and R. Lawrence Van Horn of the school of management. It's amazing the things academics can find worthy of study,...

09/11/2014 - 2:07pm

    The subtitle of Beth Macy's new book, "Factory Man" - "How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local. and Helped Save an American Town" - gives every impression that it is going to be an upbeat read, a capitalistic feel-...

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