Which business titan would back the sherrif of Wall Street?
A reader knowledgeable of the business community in the City shared their thoughts on the list of Corporate Leaders for Spitzer, which was unveiled at a small press conference in the Grand Hyatt yesterday.
The list includes:
A close confident of Hillary Read More
Mr. Roger C. Altman
55 East 52nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10055
You may recall that I wrote you a couple of years ago in connection with some ideas for the Kerry campaign. I didn’t hear back, which didn’t surprise me, although now that I think about Read More
President George W. Bush’s opposition to stem-cell research is grounded in his belief that life begins at conception. For him, government financing of the destruction of embryos for any purpose is tantamount to state-sponsored mass murder. This position suggests that the millions of infertile couples who have sought out new reproductive technologies which produce unused Read More
If ever there was a profession in desperate need of a hero, it’s investment banking. The rapid rate of turnover in the field means that most of those in the profession today never knew the business before it became synonymous with scandal, settlements, sentencing and Spitzer. And to date, no one has offered a solution Read More
Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity , by Lawrence Lessig. Penguin Press, 368 pages, $24.95.
In a profession dominated by nerds, intellectual property (I.P.) lawyers have long served the useful role of letting other lawyers feel that at least they’re not the nerdiest. Read More
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A Sad, True Novel About Haiti
The Dew Breaker , by Edwidge Danticat. Alfred A. Knopf, 244 pages, $22.
Only a few hours away by luxury jet lies an island paradise of palm trees and warm sand where the air itself feels forgiving. Lovely chocolate-skinned women wear pink nightgowns, Read More