WORTH A LOOK
11.04.12 9:45 AM ET
The Week’s Best Business and Finance Longreads: Business Beast’s Picks for November 2, 2012
It's Global Warming, Stupid
Paul M. Barrett, Bloomberg Businessweek
The time for debate is over, our freakish catastrophic weather is caused by global warming
Running the Data on a Romney Presidency
Ezra Klein, Bloomberg View
What does Mitt Romney really care about? Management.
To sports fans, the debate over Nate Silver and the use of advanced statistics in politics should be very, very familiar. They’ve already had it and the geeks won.
Should The US Government Be Bailing Out My Parents’ Flooded Basement?
Simone Foxman, Quartz
Why is the government so willing to hand out money to repair flood-damaged homes but not to prevent the damage in the first place?
How Goldman Sachs protects itself from a hundred-year storm
Felix Salmon, Reuters
How the financial industry’s Wall Street skyscrapers are just like their risk models
Fraud Case Delayed By 2 Months
Floyd Norris, New York Times
Did a law designed to encourage start-ups just make things easier for fraudsters?
The Long Con: Mail-order conservatism
Rick Perlstein, The Baffler
Understanding right-wing movement conservatism as a business of newsletters and product endorsements.