Table of Contents: November/December 2006
Friday, February 1, 2008
Volume One, Number One
An introduction to The American, from Editor-in-Chief James K. Glassman
Vanishing hurricanes sink a hedge fund, the ten best business movies of all time, the rich do Congress, and more.
Ulrike Malmendier, at 33, has already published significant research on why CEOs and health-club jocks don’t always act rationally.
By Lizbeth Scordo
Craig Barrett of Intel worries about declining American dominance in science—and offers solutions.
What's the truth about climate change? Fourteen questions separate fact from distortion.
By Kenneth Green
How terrorists exploit globalization.
By Victor Davis Hanson
Spooky serendipity: When you use its shuffle feature, the iPod seems to know what is going on around it.
By Nick Schulz
A Rwandan who left after the genocide is back with a coffee company.
By Mauro De Lorenzo
Andrew Mellon gave America its greatest museum. Why?
By Amity Shlaes
We hear a lot about the “outrageous” compensation that goes to CEOs. But, in fact, the best and the brightest are increasingly drawn from running large public companies to other pursuits. Relatively low pay is a big reason.
By Dominic Basulto
Why did a solid business anchor become a raving populist? The surprising answer can be found in his own private Idaho.
By Luke Mullins
In the Great Dispersion now reshaping our economic geography, the losers are “hip” coastal cities and the winners are the hinterlands and the exurbs.
By Joel Kotkin
Charles Sheeler, with impeccable avant-garde credentials, photographed and painted America’s industrial landscape, giving conveyor belts almost religious qualities.
By Daniel Schulman
Who’s doing the best industrial art today?
By Nord Wennerstrom
With the Democrats’ victory, the Harlem congressman will run the House Ways and Means Committee—in charge of taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and trade. Does Rangel have hidden virtues?
By Duncan Currie
When it comes to the economics of football, one team has it right, the other dead wrong.
By Kevin Hassett
Naples, a city of tradition, energy, and decadence, has become the center of global high fashion for men.
By Michael Ledeen
The Massachusetts governor, a former management consultant and venture capitalist, aspires to the presidency. What does his business background say about how he’ll perform?
By Matthew Rees
A murder at Big Moose Lake 100 years ago helped create an elusive national myth.
By James Bowman
Eleven Americans die each day because they can’t get a kidney transplant. Here’s how a market might solve a lethal problem and meet moral objections.
By Sally Satel
Big political shifts often occur when money is tight—that is, when interest rates exceed growth rates by a lot. Such a scenario may be in the cards for 2008.
By David Malpass