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Joe Nocera

Frugal Spending, Rich Living and the Index Card

Don McNay | Posted 03.25.2016 | Books
Don McNay

"Although we had no money I was rich as I could be In my coat of many colors My momma made for me" -Dolly Parton "I work all night, I work all day, t...

Indentured, Injustice and the NCAA

Don McNay | Posted 02.19.2017 | Sports
Don McNay

When I was at the point of giving up on my latest book, Brand New Man: My Weight Loss Journey, I called Nocera for advice. Fifteen minutes of his insights got me on the right path and the book will be released next week.

The GOP Nomination: It's Still Jeb Bush

Andy Ostroy | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Watching last week's second Republican debate made it clear that Bush was the only adult in the room.

Still Setting the Watchman

Barbara Stark-Nemon | Posted 08.13.2016 | Books
Barbara Stark-Nemon

Here are five reasons I still think Go Set a Watchman is important, worth reading and if not a great and enduring literary event, then at least a very interesting one.

E-cigarettes Put the Environment at Risk

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.19.2016 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

What do you do with CDC research on teen smoking that says that more than a quarter-million youth who have never smoked used e-cigarettes in 2013? For some, the answer seems to be that it proves the value of e-cigarettes.

Jordan Schultz

Former UCLA All-American And National Champion Talks About 'Student-Athlete' Issues | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports

On the heels of the 2015 Final Four, Ed O'Bannon, a former first-team All-American at UCLA who earned Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors en rou...

Privacy Is Dead and We Might As Well Get Used to It

Don McNay | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how hard I work to protect my privacy, my emails, my spending habits and the fact that I have seen several movies starring Scarlett Johansson, someone out there knows about it.

Underwater America: Will President Obama, Mel Watt and Wall Street Finally Do the Right Thing for Troubled Homeowners?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The Obama administration did too little, too late, to help troubled homeowners, who faced plummeting home prices and the risk of foreclosure. The most important thing they can do is get Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to adopt principal reduction.

Singapore Migrants Riot, Websites Chill, but Yale-in-Singapore Keeps Warm

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Americans who haven't given up on liberal democracy should pay close attention to what's going on behind Singapore's glittering facade before they praise Yale's role in plunging Yale-NUS' idealistic young students and faculty into a reinvention of liberal education there.

He Lied

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, had a choice, and he chose badly.

Energy Exports Are Good! But!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Unlimited exports of U.S. natural gas without restoring honest supply-and-demand-based markets worldwide will permit us to kiss goodbye to the jobs that would have been created, as gas prices will be pumped to artificially determined world levels, much to the glee of the 'oil patch.'

Let Us Count the Many Ways Joe Nocera Is Wrong on Keystone XL

Daniel Kessler | Posted 04.26.2013 | Green
Daniel Kessler

The only way to do that is to drop Big Oil and petro states once and for all. And the only way to do that is to get serious about green energy which Nocera treats like a punch line. I wonder if they are laughing in Iowa now that they are getting 25 percent of their electricity from wind?

How's Gun Control Workin' Out for Ya?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

As Congress dithers and mayhem goads certain state legislatures into meaningful action, it has become quite clear that only a national reckoning as wrenching as the one that eventually ended legal segregation can drive reasonable and effective legal curbs on gun abuse.

The Fallacy of the China Defense

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

The defenders of the status quo argue that U.S. companies will be at a disadvantage if we tax carbon or invest in clean energy because "China's not doing anything." But there are three little problems with this logic.

Investors Wake Up! Fossil-Free Breakfast Is Ready!

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

A powerful myth of the '70s was that "you have to eat meat to get enough protein!" and one of today's myths is that "if you dump oil stocks your portfolio will suffer!" Good nutrition, people now know, is no longer about meat and potatoes.

Joe Nocera's Misguided Crusade

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

What's happening over at the New York Times? Columnist Joe Nocera has published another piece going after NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen,, and the campaign against the Keystone XL pipeline.

A Fork in the Road

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Dr. James Hansen

The climate science is crystal clear. We cannot go down the path of the dirty fuels without guaranteeing that the climate system passes tipping points, leaving our children and grandchildren a situation out of their control, a situation of our making.

What Washington Can Learn From a Kentucky Gun Range

Don McNay | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Don McNay

Talking points continue to rule all in Washington. Check out the political talk shows. If Washington stops yelling slogans and assuming that people think as a bloc, they may find that the American people are decision makers -- who may have ideas and solutions that don't boil down into slogans.

Gray Lady Is of Two Minds on Schizophrenia

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.04.2013 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

There are many misinformed views that exist to this day about mental illness, even to an extent on the op-ed pages of the New York Times, leading me to wonder, Et tu, Gray Lady?

The Unconventional: The Political Conventions in Perspective

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It appears the Democratic Party's convention in Charlotte produced a better one for Obama. As history has shown, the bounces don't matter very much -- Dukakis, Kerry and McCain each got substantial bounces after their conventions. You know the rest.

How to Fix the Banks

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

The idea of putting regulatory representatives on the boards of U.S. banks deemed too big to fail makes great sense to me.

Joe Nocera: Another Week, Another Banking Scandal

The New York Times | JOE NOCERA | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

Is it my imagination, or does every week bring news of another financial scandal? No, it’s not my imagination. First up: Peregrine Financial Grou...

Joe Nocera's Misplaced Infatuation with "Good" Bankers

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Joe, you are the New York Times chief columnist on banking. It's time for you to focus on the real problem with the banking system and stop looking for saviors. It's banking policy, not people, Joe, that needs changing.

The Complexity of the Simplicity Solution

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

If JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s big ugly trade managed to escape the bank's internal risk management operation -- not to say regulators -- how would that have found its reflection in the bank's overall risk number? It's a rule: It's the stuff we don't know, or don't want to know, that tends to kill us.

On Financial Genius and Banking Boo-boos

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The columns, blogs, tweets and sober cud-chewing over the J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. trading debacle continues. What have we learned? Well, not as much as you'd think, given the notion that the Internet is the greatest investigative reporter since Woodward and Bernstein.