11.18.12 9:45 AM ET
The Week’s Best Business and Finance Longreads: Business Beast’s Picks for the Week of Nov. 16, 2012
To Forgive Is Divine (Then Comes the Tax Bill)
Nick Summers, Bloomberg Businessweek
Occupy’s latest idea sounds like a clever way to use capitalism against itself. But will it end up giving debtors a big tax bill?
The author’s digital life was ruined by hackers—in an hour. You could be next.
Time for the U.K. to Rethink Austerity?
Lily Lower, Euromoney
The U.K. has enthusiastically embraced austerity. The economic data – and the IMF – suggest that it might not be working
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: The Ultimate Disrupter
Adam Lashinky, Fortune
Jeff Bezos has stopped delivering high earnings for Amazon’s shareholders—and Wall Street loves him for it
Masha Gessen, Vanity Fair
Two Russian Oligarchs go to war in a London courtroom.
When the Nerds Go Marching In
Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic
The misfits and geeks behind the most sophisticated and effective technology effort in political history.