The Oreo Centennial

Next year, we can celebrate Oreo’s 100th birthday. First sold in 1912, Oreos have been priced at: 1922: 32 cents/lb. 1934: 27 cents/lb. 1960: 45 cents/lb. 1991: $2.39/lb. 2008: $4.29/18oz. 2011:…

Crisis Autopsy

In an October NY Times op-ed, Calvin Trillin describes a (hypothetical) conversation in a midtown bar about the financial crisis. “The financial system nearly collapsed because smart g…

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