11.18.12

The Week’s Best Business and Finance Longreads: Business Beast’s Picks for the Week of Nov. 16, 2012

From Occupy’s latest gambit to a legal battle between Russian billionaires, The Daily Beast picks the best business and finance journalism from around the Web this week

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?

Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can’t Protect Us Anymore
Mat Honan, Wired

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

Comrades-in-Arms
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.