March 2010

The Atlantic - March 2010

Don Peck on the long shadow of the recession, James Fallows on Chinese hackers, Joshua Green on the Grateful Dead's management secrets, Bruce Falconer on assisted suicide, Liz Phair on greening NASCAR, and more

Features

  • How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America

    Increasing depression, dissolving marriages, collapsing expectations: why the Great Recession will cut deeper— and endure longer—than you think

    Video: Experts explain why the current crop of 20-somethings is unequipped to face today’s job market

  • Cyber Warriors

    Cyber Warriors

    The biggest threat we face from China—and other rivals—isn’t a military one. Inside the battle to protect our online infrastructure from hackers, spammers, spies, and corporate thieves.

  • Management Secrets of the Grateful Dead

    Management Secrets of the Grateful Dead

    Why business professors, ethnomusicologists, sociologists, and (of all things) management theorists are suddenly taking the Grateful Dead very seriously

    Sidebar: The author's brief guide to Grateful Dead scholarship

  • Death Becomes Him

    Death Becomes Him

    Ludwig Minelli has helped more than 1,000 people kill themselves and turned Zurich into the world capital of “suicide tourism.” He says he’s securing a basic human right. Others claim he’s a monster—and a crook.

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