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It feels like I’ve been a journalist forever. I’ve done the daily journalism thing with The New York Times. I’ve done long-form journalism for everyone from The New York Times Magazine to Wired to Newsweek, Mother Jones, and Business Week, and done plenty of online writing as well, including for the NewYorker.com and Daily Beast. I’ve written five full-length books, including most recently, KATRINA: After the Flood, along with several shorter books for Simon & Schuster’s “Masters at Work” career series. Add to that several ebooks and a couple of books I’ve ghost-written.

Favorite Articles I’ve Written

The Tug of the New-Fangled Slot Machine

I go inside a slot machine factory for the New York Times Magazine. The diabolical brilliance of this modern-day marvel that generates the bulk of any casino’s profits.

The Madness of King George

George Gilder weighs the cost of his pie-eyed tech optimism.

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