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Sept. 23, 2009

Vol. 110, No. 1

Karen Ho *03

Margaret Mead meets Morgan Stanley

Karen Ho *03, an anthropologist, explores the culture of Wall Street

Published in the Sept. 23, 2009, issue

As plumes of smoke billow from the international banking system, it is wise to assess how we got here. The current economic crisis has been attributed to many things, from the deregulation of the financial-services industry to sheer greed and stupidity. Karen...Read more

The worker

How a cross-country trek defined the life of one of Princeton’s first social scientists

Published in the Sept. 23, 2009, issue

In July 1891, a slender, bookish Prince­ton graduate packed a small knapsack, put on a suit of old work clothes, walked into a new existence as a member of the working class. The young scholar, Walter Augustus Wyckoff, Class of 1888, would spend a year...Read more
CURRENT ISSUE: Sept. 23, 2009