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Riveting and indispensable. It's not until you see the events of 2012 laid out in order -- from hacking scandals to debt crises, Steve Jobs, and continuing fallout from the financial crisis -- that you realize what a strange and tumultuous year we've been through.
IntroductionAcknowledgmentsPart I. On the Ground1. The Sharp Sudden Decline of America's Middle Class, by Jeff Tietz, Rolling Stone2. The Great American Foreclosure Story: The Struggle for Justice and a Place to Call Home, by Paul Kiel, ProPublicaPart II. Bad Medicine3. Bad to the Bone: A Medical Horror Story, by Mina Kimes, Fortune4. Prescription for Addiction, by Thomas Catan, Devlin Barrett, and Timothy W. Martin, Wall Street Journal5. Anemia Drugs Made Billions, but at What Cost? Peter Whoriskey, Washington PostPart III. Big Business6. Making the World's Largest Airline Fly, by Drake Bennett, BusinessWeek7. Gusher, by Steve Coll, The New YorkerPart IV. Bad Business8. Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle, by David Barstow, New York Times9. Chesapeake and Rival Plotted to Suppress Land Prices Brian Grow, by Joshua Schneyer, Reuters10. Fear Fans Flames for Chemical Makers, by Patricia CallahanandSam Roe, Chicago TribunePart V. Media and Marketing11. His. Hers., by Jessica Pressler, New York12. Top Five Ways Bleacher Report Rules the World!, by Joe Eskenazi, San Francisco Weekly13. Why India's Newspaper Industry Is Thriving, by Ken Auletta, The New Yorker14. The Frequent Fliers Who Flew Too Much, by Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles TimesPart VI. Big Think15. Trade-offs Between Inequality, Productivity, and Employment, by Steve Randy Waldman, Interfluidity16. The Naked and the TED, by Evgeny Morozov, The New RepublicPart VII. Adventures in Finance17. Wall Street Bonus Withdrawal Means Trading Aspen for Coupons, by Max Abelson, Bloomberg18. The Tale of a Whale of a Fail, by Matt Levine, Dealbreaker19. Case Against Bear and JPMorgan Provides Little Cheer, by Bethany McLean, Reuters20. How ECB Chief Outflanked German Foe in Fight for Euro, by Brian Blackstone and Marcus Walker, Wall Street Journal21. From The Trouble is the Banks, Edited by Mark Greif, Dayna Tortorici, Kathleen French, Emma Janaskie, and Nick Werle, n+122. Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs, by Greg Smith, New York Times23. Death Takes a Policy: How a Lawyer Exploited the Fine Print and Found Himself Facing Federal Charges, by Jake Bernstein, ProPublicaPart VIII. Brave New World24. How Companies Learn Your Secrets, by Charles Duhigg, New York Times Magazine25. Glass Works: How Corning Created the Ultrathin, Ultrastrong Material of the Future, by Bryan Gardiner, Wired26. Skilled Work, by Without the Worker, by John Markoff, New York Times27. I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave, by Mac McClelland, Mother Jones28. In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad, by Charles Duhigg and David Barboza, New York Times29. How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking, by Mat Honan, WiredPermissionsList of Contributors
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