Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Passing of Nelson Bunker Hunt

I moved to the Dallas area and became a business writer in the late 1980s, so I missed the oil boom of the early 1980s and the swagger that came with it. No one personified the audacity of the era … Continue reading

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Radio Shack’s got problems. No one seems to have answers.

In the latest edition of Texas Monthly,  I discuss the long, slow decline of Radio Shack and take a look at the retailer’s grim prospects for the future. Radio Shack is one of those iconic stores that played a big role in … Continue reading

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Is the Free Market Slowing Down Your Internet?

When you compare the price that most Americans pay for Internet service, and the speeds they receive for that price, the U.S. is far from a leader in deploying the most important utility of the 21st century. The New York … Continue reading

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