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Charles Duhigg


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March 2012: "One of the best things about This American Life's follow-up broadcast is that after Ira Glass confronts Daisey on the air -- the silence as Daisey feels his credibility evaporating is painful -- Glass returns the underlying issues in an interview with the New York Times' Charles Duhigg:"

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/03/18/apple-and-the-daisey-affair

September 2008: "When 15 elderly residents at a rundown and understaffed nursing home in Tampa, Fla., died over a three-year span that recently ended, their families filed suit in state court. According to Charles Duhigg's damning report in last Sunday's New York Times, these claims of negligence don't have much of a chance. Throughout the industry, financial backers have begun to hide their profits behind elaborate corporate façades, making litigation against nursing homes almost impossible. Not surprisingly, the quality of care is already in decline."

www.slate.com/id/2199606/

December 2006: Journalist.

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Student/Trainee (past or present) Harvard University Organization Dec 11, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Los Angeles Times Source Dec 11, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Apr 28, 2012
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Slate Source Dec 11, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Yale University Organization Dec 11, 2006

Articles and Resources

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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Apr 28, 2012 How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes

QUOTE: The growing digital economy presents a conundrum for lawmakers overseeing corporate taxation: although technology is now one of the nation’s largest and most valued industries, many tech companies are among the least taxed, according to government and corporate data. Over the last two years, the 71 technology companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index — including Apple, Google, Yahoo and Dell — reported paying worldwide cash taxes at a rate that, on average, was a third less than other S.& P. companies’.

New York Times
Mar 18, 2012 Apple and the Daisey affair

QUOTE: The show, which cast a harsh light on the working conditions in the Chinese factories....We now know, thanks to follow-up reporting by Rob Schmitz at American Public Media's Marketplace, that Daisey's monologue -- as he reluctantly admits -- was a piece of theater, not a factual report.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jan 25, 2012 In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

QUOTE: workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in harsh conditions, according to employees inside those plants, worker advocates and documents published by companies themselves. Problems are as varied as onerous work environments and serious — sometimes deadly — safety problems....More than half of the suppliers audited by Apple have violated at least one aspect of the code of conduct every year since 2007, according to Apple’s reports, and in some instances have violated the law.

New York Times
Dec 07, 2009 Millions in U.S. Drinking Dirty Water, Records Show

QUOTE: More than 20 percent of the nation’s water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data.

New York Times
Oct 12, 2009 Cleansing the Air at the Expense of Waterways (Toxic Waters)

QUOTE: Even as a growing number of coal-burning power plants around the nation have moved to reduce their air emissions, many of them are creating another problem: water pollution.

New York Times
Sep 17, 2009 Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls Wells (Toxic Waters)

QUOTE: runoff from all but the largest farms is essentially unregulated by many of the federal laws intended to prevent pollution and protect drinking water sources.

New York Times
Sep 12, 2009 Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering (Toxic Waters)

QUOTE: in recent years, violations of the Clean Water Act have risen steadily across the nation...

New York Times
Jul 24, 2009 Senator Wants Restrictions on High-Speed Trading

QUOTE: A high-ranking lawmaker has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to prohibit a trading technique that enables some large banks and hedge funds to peek at investors’ stock orders before they are sent to the broader marketplace. The technique, known as flash orders, gives high-frequency traders using lightning-fast computers an unfair advantage.

New York Times
Jul 21, 2009 Stock Traders Find Speed Pays, in Milliseconds

QUOTE: Powerful computers, some housed right next to the machines that drive marketplaces like the New York Stock Exchange, enable high-frequency traders to transmit millions of orders at lightning speed and, their detractors contend, reap billions at everyone else’s expense.

New York Times
May 12, 2009 What Does Your Credit-Card Company Know About You?

QUOTE: credit-card companies are becoming much more interested in understanding their customers’ lives and psyches, because, the theory goes, knowing what makes cardholders tick will help firms determine who is a good bet and who should be shown the door as quickly as possible.

New York Times
Sep 10, 2008 Naughty Nursing Homes: Is it time to let the elderly have more sex?

QUOTE: Sexual desire may wane with age, but it doesn't disappear. For Slate's 2007 "Sex issue," Daniel Engber reported on sexual expression in nursing homes—a thorny issue for doctors worried about whether their senile patients are capable of informed consent.

Slate
Aug 21, 2008 Report Rejects Medicare Boast of Paring Fraud

QUOTE: Medicare’s top officials said in 2006 that they had reduced the number of fraudulent and improper claims paid by the agency, keeping billions of dollars out of the hands of people trying to game the system. But according to a confidential draft of a federal inspector general’s report, those claims of success, which earned Medicare wide praise from lawmakers, were misleading.

New York Times
Mar 01, 2008 Tapping Into Homes Can Be Pitfall for the Elderly (Golden Opportunities)

QUOTE: ...hundreds of people who have sought reverse mortgages...have complained about high-pressure or unethical sales tactics they say steered them toward loans with very high fees. Some say they were tricked into putting proceeds of their loans into unprofitable investments, while sales agents pocketed rich commissions.

New York Times
Feb 06, 2008 Papers Show Wachovia Knew of Thefts

QUOTE: ...newly released documents from [last year's] lawsuit now show that Wachovia had long known about allegations of fraud and that the bank, in fact, solicited business from companies it knew had been accused of telemarketing crimes.

New York Times
Oct 24, 2007 Inquiries at Investor-Owned Nursing Homes

QUOTE: A report last month in The New York Times said that private investment firms had bought thousands of nursing homes and often cut expenses and staff, sometimes below minimum legal requirements, to increase their profit.

New York Times
Sep 06, 2007 Panel Questions Financial Advisers for the Elderly

QUOTE: Christopher Cox, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and state regulators said they expected soon to propose guidelines prohibiting sales agents from using titles that imply an expertise in financial issues for older Americans, when that designation has little or no value.

New York Times
Jul 20, 2007 Senate Panel Investigates How Insurers Sell to Elderly

QUOTE: A Congressional committee has opened an investigation into companies that train sales agents to market themselves to older consumers through impressive-sounding credentials and controversial tactics.

New York Times
May 22, 2007 2 Firms Tied to Phone Lists Will Review Their Policies

QUOTE: Two companies accused by state and federal regulators of doing business with suspected telemarketing thieves released statements yesterday pledging to examine and change their business practices.

New York Times
May 20, 2007 Bilking the Elderly, With a Corporate Assist

QUOTE: Telemarketing fraud, once limited to small-time thieves, has become a global criminal enterprise preying upon millions of elderly and other Americans every year

New York Times
Mar 26, 2007 Aged, Frail and Denied Care by Their Insurers

QUOTE: Tens of thousands of elderly Americans have received life-prolonging care as a result of their long-term-care policies. With more than eight million customers, such insurance is one of the many products that companies are pitching to older Americans reaching retirement. Yet thousands of policyholders say they have received only excuses about why insurers will not pay... some long-term-care insurers have developed procedures that make it difficult — if not impossible — for policyholders to get paid.

New York Times

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