Joe Nocera

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, isn't it?

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07/31/2014 - 8:19pm

    Ralph Nader has written a new book, titled "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State." If you spend any time looking into the current state of affairs with the Dodd-Frank Act - Monday was the fourth anniversary of the law enacted to ensure that the country never...

07/21/2014 - 1:30am

    Kalydeco is truly a wonder drug.

    Developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, it is the first drug that attacks not just the symptoms but the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disease that usually kills victims by the time they reach their 40s. It doesn'...

07/18/2014 - 1:13pm

    Last week, Standard & Poor's issued a short report about Boeing. "Boeing Co. Faces Long-Term Credit Risks If The U.S. Export-Import Bank Isn't Reauthorized," read the alarming heading.

    In dollar volume, Boeing is America's single largest...

07/14/2014 - 2:46am

    In the same week that a hedge fund, Standard General, essentially took over American Apparel, Bloomberg Businessweek published an eye-opening story about the company and its founder and former chief executive, Dov Charney. Eye-opening not in the usual manner when it comes to Charney: The magazine didn't...

07/10/2014 - 1:53am

    The Andy Raymond rant is a thing to behold.

    Raymond, the co-owner of Engage Armament in Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the two gun dealers who, a few months ago, tried to sell the Armatix iP1 - aka, the first commercially available "smart gun" - to...

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