Tag Archives: Adam Gopnik

Dec. 22, 2014 The New Yorker

On Dec. 22, 2014 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “How Low Can Oil Go?” about fluctuating oil prices having less effect on the economy.

John Colapinto wrote “Material Question” Andre Geim’s discovery of graphene. The material that is one atom thick and a gapless semiconductor.

Adam Gopnik wrote “The Fires Of Paris” about the Paris Commune of 1871 and the temporary establishment of a radical left wing government.

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Jan. 30, 2012 The New Yorker

On Jan. 30, 2012 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Private Inequity” about private equity firms like Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital that buy companies and then lay off workers. Their profits are dependent on taking on debt and giving themselves large dividends or management fees. A company they buy may go under but they will still make money.

Jonah Lehrer wrote “Groupthink” about Alex Osborn’s strategy for teams of people to fix problems. “The most creative spaces are those which hurl us together. It is the human friction that makes the sparks.”

Adam Gopnik wrote “The Caging Of America” about why America has more people prison than any other country. Six million people.

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Feb. 14, 2011 The New Yorker

On Feb. 14, 2011 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Sputnikonomics” about the how government funding research and development in the space program, interstate highways or the internet resulted in dramatic long term economic growth.

Malcolm Gladwell wrote “The Order Of Things” about college rankings. They do not tell enough about the graduates who finally walk out the door. Quality varies from student to student and what they gained from the experience.

Adam Gopnik wrote “The Information” about books about the Internet and its effects on the world.

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Oct. 18, 2010 The New Yorker

On Oct. 18, 2010 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “The Next Level” about category killers store chains that destroy independent small businesses. Toys R Us, CompUSA, Circuit City, Borders and Blockbuster all led their categories by wiping out the competition. They are all in trouble or out of business. Having killed their categories, have they killed themselves. Blockbuster failed to make the transition from bricks to clicks fast enough. Netflix, however, dominated the mailing DVD market but managed to transition into video streaming by moving quickly if not smoothly.

Sean Wilentz wrote “Confounding Fathers” about the Tea Party roots in 1950s McCarthy era paranoia.

Ben McGrath wrote “Search And Destroy” about Gawker Media founder Nick Denton.

Adam Gopnik wrote “Market Man” about Adam Smith, who unlike what some people think, thought you should be nice and generous with people.

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Aug. 30, 2010 The New Yorker

On Aug. 30, 2010 The New Yorker’s Ian Frazier wrote “On The Prison Highway” about a visit to Siberian gulag.

Oliver Sacks wrote “Face Blind” about people who cannot recognize individual faces.

Jane Mayer wrote “Covert Operations” about David Koch and Charles Koch, two very old conservative billionaires who send millions of dollars to promote their own agenda. Their father started the family oil and chemical business by dealing with Josef Stalin. They quietly  support the Tea Party and Americans for Prosperity and many other “Astro Turf” or false grassroots organizations.

Adam Gopnik wrote “Finest Hours” about Winston Churchill.

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The Complete Cartoons Of The NewYorker


Edited By Robert Mankoff

Foreword By David Remnik

Introduction By Adam Gopnik Text from DJCline.com

Get this book and the DVD that comes with it! There are tens of thousands of cartoons covering some eighty years of the NewYorker magazine. Cartoonists range from James Thurber to Charles Addams, meaning there is something for everybody in this tome. Highly recommended.

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