Conor Clarke

Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. More

Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism, an economics blog that was recently published in book form by Simon and Schuster. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. He is also on Twitter.
  • The decline and fall of the internship

    I'm a little surprised to see the number of internships drop dramatically. I know wages are sticky and all, but why are internship wages sticky? The…

  • Here come the nonprofit newspapers?

    Senator Benjamin Cardin takes David Swensen's suggestion and introduces a bill to make it easy for newspapers to become nonprofits:Cardin's Newspaper…

  • The end of the AIG tax bill

    For the many reasons I've detailed elsewhere, it's gratifying to see the effort to slap a punitive and retroactive tax on AIG sputter and (probably)…

  • Can You Cheat Geithner's Bank Plan?

    I indicated earlier that there's been some debate about this question. Karl Denninger wrote up a proposal for how gaming the system might work, and…

  • Can you cheat Geithner's bank plan?

    I indicated earlier that there's been some debate about this question. Karl Denninger wrote up a proposal for how gaming the system might work, and…

  • Why Geithner's bank plan is old news

    Geithner's bank plan offers non-recourse loans to institutions that participate in the public-private partnership for purchasing toxic assets. This…

  • Obama discovers love for Wall Street

    I linked to this Wall Street Journal story below, but it has some great details that are worth singling out. Part of the story's appeal is the…

  • Gaming Geithner's bank plan?

    Tyler Cowen thinks it can be done. I'm not sure institutions will be allowed to bid on assets they own, but the administration's white paper doesn't…

  • Why does Geithner need vast new powers?

    The Treasury is expected to ask for new powers to seize troubled financial institutions that aren't banks. And when the White House Press Secretary…

  • Timing is everything

    I see that gonzo journalist Matt Taibbi has a new piece about the "gradual takeover of the government by a small class of connected insiders, who…

  • AIG returns some of its bonuses

    I see that AIG executives have returned $50 million of the $165 million in bonus money awarded last week. A "handful" of executives at the company…

  • Tim Geithner's "Buy America"?

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at last month's G7 meeting:All countries need to sustain a commitment to open trade and investment policies which are…

  • Tim Geithner's "Buy America"?

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at last month's G7 meeting:All countries need to sustain a commitment to open trade and investment policies which are…

  • Can you get a sweet non-recourse loan?

    Regarding Geithner's bank plan, Jane Hamsher writes:Do you get a chance to make money in this "off-the-charts good" investing opportunity? Noooo,…

  • Having your price (and eating it too)

    Consider two parts of Tim Geithner's new banking proposal. The first is an argument Treasury makes in support of the plan: private-sector price…

  • AIG casts a shadow on Geithner's plan

    The Times reports on the administration's efforts to sign up private investors for the public-private investment partnership:[S]ome executives at…

  • The bank plan is out

    The Treasury Department release is here. More documents related to the plan are at financialstability.gov.

  • Old criticisms of Geithner's new bank plan

    Tim Geithner's toxic-waste disposal plan doesn't come out till later today, but that hasn't stopped the criticism. Details of the plan for a…

  • Biden's economic adviser warns on AIG tax

    There was some question this week about whether Obama would support the House's bill to tax back AIG's bonuses. A White House statement suggested…

  • Productive?

    MoveOn.org has a game where you can throw digital tomatoes at a picture of the AIG building.

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The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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