Alex F. Rubalcava

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<i>Caveat Emptor</i> Isn't Enough

In the 1990s, Janet Reno’s Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took an active role in policing

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The Cost of Legal Extortion

In movies like Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action , we see lawyers (or in Erin Brockovich, a legal secretary)

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Why My Column Doesn’t Matter

In the early days of the Internet, media tycoons from the old line venues looked to the Internet with fear.

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Revolution in a Blue Apron

Forbes magazine recently released a list of the world’s billionaires—they also publish a list of the richest people in the

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Debunking the Senior Gift

I do not normally write about campus events or issues, preferring to leave those topics to others. However, there is

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How Not To Run a Company

A popular business book published in the last few years carries the intriguing title, First, Break All the Rules. While

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Judging the 'Segway'

Last Monday the inventor Dean Kamen finally unveiled his famous “Ginger” secret project. As many people correctly guessed last January,

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Recruit This, McKinsey

Times are tough right now. But you New York management consultants and Wall Street investment bankers know that, and you’ve

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Steal This Column!

Regular readers of my column (i.e. my parents and roommate) know that I’ve often written about the changes in the

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Gulf Oil, By the Numbers

Since Sept. 11, a number of people, from both the right and the left, have suggested that the U.S. reduce

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In Praise of the Big Dig

Last week in this newspaper I suggested that an appropriate response to Sept. 11 would be a massive development program

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A Middle Eastern Marshall Plan

There have been calls in recent days for the United States to use the attacks on the World Trade Center

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The Real Purpose of the Square

Imagine yourself as a 30-year-old single white-collar worker, living in Boston or Cambridge. You enjoyed college, but somehow this new

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Once and Future Kozmo

Last week urban college students around the country lost a dear, dear friend. Our friend Kozmo was there for us

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Burning Money

Hi there, Larry. You’re the guy who used to sign the money, right? Yeah, I thought so. That’s a good

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Transatlanticism

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I Am Not at a Cafe

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Away in Argentina

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Land of Fog