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business history



  • The Greatest Scam in History

    by Naomi Oreskes

    Scientists working on the issue have often told me that, once upon a time, they assumed, if they did their jobs, politicians would act upon the information. That, of course, hasn’t happened. Why?


  • Citibank: Exploiting the Past, Condemning the Future

    by Alan Singer

    To celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2011, Citibank published a book celebrating its history. Despite the book's heft, glossy photographs, and celebratory tone, Citibank and its forbearers definitely did not strive to make the world a better place.



  • New York Needs Amazon

    by Kenneth T. Jackson

    History is clear: A city that rejects economic opportunity will lose its status as the center of the business world.