Not So Great Gatsbys

The old summer place across the street could use some work. Having been owned by two generations of New York Stock Exchange specialists, including one former president of the Exchange, it—like many of the manses in resorts up and down the Atlantic Coast—housed the Eastern Establishment that dominated American finance for much of the 20th…

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Campbell-Ewald … and Sloan?

In the wake of this week’s GM bankruptcy, the media is generating a lot of biographical sketches of impacted employees, dealers, communities, and customers. On that note, I’d like to do a “shout out” to those creative folks who contributed to our collective memory such classic mind-candy as “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet,”…

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