Tag Archives: Tea Party

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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