Note: This post is another installment for the Carnival of Journalism project, where people passionate about journalism are sharing ideas in the blogosphere about ways to preserve and improve the craft. This month’s prompt: Can a good journalist also be a good capitalist? If so, how? Or why not? The simple answer is yes, someone can […]Read More #jcarn: Asking the right question about capitalism and journalism: What is value?
JPMorgan Chase has announced profits of $11.9 billion in 2009, and the other large banks we bailed out are expected to follow. Ah, we can heave a sigh of relief. All must be well with the financial system! Wrong. The bankers are prancing merrily along, returning to their derivative ways and awarding large bonuses. (JPMorgan, […]Read More Bank bonuses: Recapture the outrage
Editor’s note: When we last left our Intrepid Whiner, he had kept his Dell order and sent a frustrated e-mail to Ikjot, the first customer-service human to call our hero by name. Still, the Dell rep refused to grant an inconvenience discount. It appears the kudos Dell has received for social media is not unwarranted. […]Read More Part II: What the Dell? The saga continues
When I picked up “Network” at the library recently, my only memory consisted of Peter Finch exhorting his audience to go to their windows and shout, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take this anymore!” I did not realize how prescient the 33-year-old film was. Finch, as Howard Beale, could easily fit into […]Read More The frightening truth: The power of ‘Network’
Boo. Yeah, I know. You bench Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne because you want them fresh for the playoffs. You bench them because the chance of injury is too great. You bench them because you want to go to the biggest show in professional football with your top players intact. But the top management of […]Read More Booworthy: Forget about 16-0 Colts