Transatlantic Back-Scratch (GQ overstates the profits of Giorgio Armani SpA by 680%) (Informer), Forbes, December 25, 2000, p. 30.
Boola Boola, Where’s the Moola? (Table lists fundraising overhead rates of major colleges, which vary by as much as 400%) (Informer), Forbes, December 25, 2000, p. 30.
Give Wisely (Ratings of 200 significant charities for fundraising efficiency, charitable commitment and donor dependency) (co-author)
(with sidebar), Forbes, December 11, 2000, p. 292.
Investment Strategies With Convictions (Table lists recent Ponzi fraud cases around the country) (Informer), Forbes, December 11, 2000, p. 30.
No United Way on How to Give (United Way faces a challenge from AFL-CIO-backed United Community Fund, geared toward more liberal causes) (Informer), Forbes, December 11, 2000, p.30.
They Should Rate Magnifying Glasses (Consumer Reports hides 10.22 million to 1 odds of winning its raffle tiny, hard-to-read print) (Informer), Forbes, December 11, 2000, p. 30.
Why Are We Not Surprised? (Currentsea, an o-t-c company from 1991 run by Dominion of Melchizedek scamsters, now calls itself KleenAir Systems) (Informer), Forbes, November 27, 2000, p. 30.
Black Book, Abridged Version (NASD Regulation can’t cite legal authority for its claim it’s obliged to follow broker-expungement court orders when it wasn’t a party to the lawsuit) (Informer), Forbes, November 13, p. 30.
How the Other Half Gives (Review of private foundations set up by Forbes 400 members) (with tables), Forbes, October 30, 2000. P.104.
Audit Standards? What Are They? (Federal regulators act against Countryland Wellness Resorts) (Informer), Forbes, October 30, 2000, p. 30.
We’re Still Looking for Your Paperwork (Table of recent arbitration awards against online, discount and no-fee mutual fund operations) (Informer), Forbes, October 30, 2000, p. 30.
Your Own Personalized Nation (Fox Television Studios wants to buy rights to a country to auction off on a television show) (Informer), Forbes, October 16, 2000, p.30.
Show Us the Money (Many towns now claim they long ago had “more millionaires per capita’’ than anyone else, but few can prove it. Cheyenne, Wyoming, probably did. Others pushing faulty claims include: Watertown, New York; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Clinton, Iowa; Williamsport, Pennsylvania; and Fairmont, West Virginia), Forbes, October 9, 2000, p. 68.
Hurrah for Those West Coast B-School Deans (Stanford Business School dean Robert Joss tops seven big-time b-school deans in stock performance of corporate boards they sit on) (Informer) (co-author), Forbes, October 2, 2000, p. 30.
Sis, Any Idea Why the IRS Is Here? (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation misses a deadline for filing its latest tax return, prepared by the firm of his sister, Kristianne Gates Blake) (Informer), Forbes, September 18, 2000, p. 30.
Savior to the Stars (Profile of the Giving Back Fund of Boston and founder Marc Pollick), Forbes, September 18, 2000, p. 112.
Pulitzer? Pulitzer? Name Doesn’t Ring a Bell (List of largest daily newspapers that have never won a Pulitzer Prize, led by USA Today, Houston Chronicle and Newark Star-Ledger) (Informer), Forbes, August 21, 2000, p. 30.
Effective Mechanism for Whom? (National Association of Securities Dealers claims falsely that arbitration settlements are disclosed to the public) (Informer), Forbes, August 21, 2000, p. 30.
This Company’s Products are Scum (Stock price of Aquasearch, which uses microalgae for commercial purposes, has dropped 75% since March) (Informer), Forbes, August 7, 2000, p. 30.
Attention Larry Summers (The U.S. Mint refuses to answer Freedom of Information Act requests concerning marketing of the new one-dollar coin and its “Strategic Business Unit’’) (Informer), Forbes, August 7, 2000, p. 30.
A New Kind of Flow Analysis (IRS is suspicious of coin-operated laundries) (Informer), Forbes, August 7, 2000, p. 30.
So Churning is a Lot Harder to Fight Than Inflation? (Heads of private organizations that issue credentials for financial services, such as Mary Schapiro of NASD Regulation, get paid a whole lot more than Alan Greenspan, who merely runs the world economy) (table) (Informer), Forbes, July 24, 2000, p. 30.
Still Having Trouble Getting It Right (LS Capital Corp., headed by CEO Paul J. Montle, files a proxy with a wrong address and phone number as it seeks to rename itself Eurobid.com) (Informer), Forbes, July 24, 2000, p. 30.
A $2 Billion Dog for a $2 Billion Cat? (Countryland Wellness Reports sells $2.7 billion of mineral interests for $2.7 billion of securities issued by the dubious Dominion of Melchizedek) (Informer), Forbes, June 12, 2000, p. 30.
Management by Letter-Writing (Management guru Peter F. Drucker gets hometown of Claremont CA to move site of new football stadium) (Informer), Forbes, June 12, 2000, p. 30.
Wall Street Meets College Street (More colleges whose bond ratings have gone up or down) (Informer), Forbes, June 12, 2000, p. 30.
Willis Carrier’s Ghost (Failure of economic development in Syracuse NY), Forbes, May 29, 2000 p. 152.
Joint Efforts (Short-sellers betting against merger of Biomatrix with Genzyme Tissue Repair and Genzyme Surgical Products) (Informer), Forbes, May 29, 2000, p. 34.
Maybe Mollie Should Be the Boss (Its stock off 64% in two years, MagneTek of Nashville TN is taking a P.R. hit from a new book, Mollie’s Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line, by William M. Adler) (Informer), Forbes. May 15, 2000, p. 30.
The Hunt for Red Ink (Kyle Foundation, founded by author Tom Clancy, is faltering despite $7 million in pledges) (Informer), Forbes, May 1, 2000, p. 30.
Was That an Off Ramp? (National Scientific Corp., Phoenix, has a $400 million market value despite no revenues in 3½ years) (Informer), Forbes, April 17, 2000, p. 34.
Bill Gates, Thank Your Lucky Stars (List of company officials who have been sentenced to jail for antitrust law violations, unlike Microsoft Corp., which is only facing civil sanctions) (Informer) (co-author), Forbes, April 17, 2000, p. 34
A Piece of the Lock (Did Prudential Securities investment banking boss Paul Scura make the telephone call that helped prompt regulators to issue a $100,000 fine for price-rigging?) (Informer), Forbes, April 3, 2000, p. 30.
Sweet Charity (Article describes charitable foundations of celebrities Arthur Ashe, Louis Armstrong, Baldwin brothers, Ned Beatty, Tom Brokaw, Jerry Bruckheimer Johnny Carson, Ray Charles, Sean Combs, Kirk Douglas, John Elway, Gloria Estefan, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Kelsey Grammer, Alfred Hitchcock, Evander Holyfield, Bob Hope, Peter Jennings, Elton John, Magic Johnson, Don King, Stephen King, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Charles Lindbergh, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Paul Newman, Rose O’Donnell, Elvis Presley, Wolfgang Puck, Julia Roberts, Nicole Brown Simpson relatives, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, Mike Tyson and Steve Young), Forbes, March 20, 2000, p. 180
The next VHS—or Betamax (Short sellers drool over money-losing cable modem-maker Terayon Communications Systems, whose stock has risen 519% in four months and trades at 60 times last year’s earnings) (Informer), Forbes, March 20, 2000, p. 30.
The Real College Scoreboard (Table lists eight well-known colleges and universities with recent bond-rating upgrades and downgrades) (Informer), Forbes, February 7, 2000, p. 30.
How About $ for $tuffy? (Harvard Club of New York ponders plan whereby members would wear pins signifying friendliness) (Informer), Forbes, January 24, 2000, p. 30.
More Braggards Per Capita (Gallup, NM, can’t support claim of “more millionaires per capita than any other place in the world’’) (Informer, with co-author), Forbes, January 24, 2000, p. 30.