Peter Seto wakes up at 5:30 a.m., drinks a cup of coffee and makes the 18-minute cross-town commute to San Francisco’s waterfront. There, he hops in the driver’s seat of a 45-foot luxury coach outfitted with tinted windows, plush seats, TVs and wireless Internet to chauffeur a bus full of programmers around the Bay Area.
Tom Perkins may be able to buy a six-pack of Rolexes with the millions he made as a pioneering venture capitalist, but if he were an executive in the technology industry today, he could easily afford a boatload of luxury watches.
Venture capital pioneer Tom Perkins is taking heat from the firm he co-founded and Silicon Valley peers alike after comparing today’s treatment of wealthy Americans to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.
If the regulation is found "content-neutral" and narrowly tailored to protect the exercise of the constitutional right to abortion, it will survive. If not, an increasingly pro-free-speech court may strike it down.
The alarm blaring in the New York headquarters of Amalgamated Bank, where the Democratic National Committee and Occupy Wall Street are clients, didn’t bother the two pinstriped executives sitting still with legs crossed.
David Graeber likes to say that he had three goals for the year: promote his book, learn to drive, and launch a worldwide revolution. The first is going well, the second has proven challenging, and the third is looking up.
“Occupy Wall Street” protesters lost a bid to overturn their eviction and the removal of tents and structures from a lower Manhattan park where they had been demonstrating 24 hours a day for eight weeks.
A few hundred protesters briefly tied up Wall Street on the weekend of Sept. 17, some wearing face paint and many holding homemade signs. In weeks since the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington, and elsewhere.
Not all reaction to the Occupy Wall Street movement has been predictable. Jim Chanos, a hedge-fund chief, and Bill Gross, the highest profile bond-fund manager in America, expressed sympathy for the protesters.
Zuccotti Park, headquarters of Occupy Wall Street, is Manhattan's newest open-air exhibit, home to hundreds of populist protesters. While some people heap scorn on the group, others donate their time, passion, services, goods--and a lot of money.