Zachary Karabell
Zachary Karabell Zachary Karabell

Zachary Karabell is an author, money manager, and commentator. His most recent book is The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World.

The Edgy Optimist
Oct. 16 2014 1:44 PMDon’t Panic!The markets are in tumult, but we’ve seen it all before.
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 11:25 AMNaomi Klein Is WrongMultinational corporations are doing more than governments to halt climate change.
The Edgy Optimist
Sept. 9 2014 10:38 AMWhy Indie Bookstores Are on the Rise AgainBorders and B&N tried to compete with Amazon, and failed. Independent stores can’t even try—nor do they have to.
The Edgy Optimist
Aug. 15 2014 12:34 PMAmericans’ Outlook on the Economy Just Doesn’t Square With the FactsOur sour mood is contradicted by almost every single economic indicator.
The Edgy Optimist
July 22 2014 11:55 AMPunitive DamagesSimply punishing banks is beside the point. What we need is real, constructive reform.
The Edgy Optimist
July 2 2014 11:25 AMHow India’s Economic Rise Could Bolster America’s EconomyNarendra Modi’s pro-reform government could do for the next decade what China did at the turn of the millennium.
The Edgy Optimist
June 11 2014 4:18 PMEasy MoneyEven without the Fed, we are awash in cash.
The Edgy Optimist
June 2 2014 10:41 AMJunk Bonds Are Back!And actually, they never really went away.
The Edgy Optimist
May 15 2014 3:24 PMEconomists Think That Wages Are Going to Rise This YearThey should think again.
The Edgy Optimist
May 1 2014 12:33 PMCassandras EverywhereThe global economy is placid. So why are so many prognosticators convinced it’s on the verge of total collapse?
The Edgy Optimist
April 17 2014 12:51 PMYes, CEO Pay Is Exorbitant. Here’s Why We Should Stop Obsessing Over It.
The Edgy Optimist
April 2 2014 1:09 PMShocked. Shocked!Why is Wall Street acting so surprised about high-frequency trading?
The Edgy Optimist
March 11 2014 11:51 PMEverything We Know About Our China Trade Deficit Is Wrong
Moneybox
Oct. 9 2014 11:03 AMGreenberg’s FollyThe former CEO wants the government to pay up for saving AIG.
Moneybox
Sept. 22 2014 1:37 PMSubprime Loans Are Back!And believe it or not, that’s a good thing.
The Edgy Optimist
Aug. 25 2014 11:24 AMThe Fed Is Not As Powerful As We ThinkBut we’ve fostered an unhealthy dependency on its leader.
The Edgy Optimist
Aug. 1 2014 5:24 PMDouble DefaultArgentina’s financial woes can be partly blamed on one New York hedge fund.
The Edgy Optimist
July 11 2014 3:22 PMInstead of Killing the Export-Import Bank, Let’s Clone It
The Edgy Optimist
June 20 2014 4:23 PMNo Sex, Please, We’re FrenchIt’s silly that France won’t include drugs and prostitution in its GDP.
The Edgy Optimist
June 4 2014 4:38 PMIn the Context of No ContextWe can’t understand Tiananmen Square if we don’t understand the lethal chaos of the century that preceded it.
The Edgy Optimist
May 23 2014 1:20 PMDeflating ExpectationsEconomists have inflation on the brain, but they’re missing the point.
The Edgy Optimist
May 7 2014 6:11 PMAmerica, Meet AlibabaThe Chinese e-commerce giant’s IPO is surprisingly important for the future of the U.S. economy.
The Edgy Optimist
April 25 2014 10:21 AMUber and Airbnb Cut Out the Middleman. Why Are Governments So Rattled?
The Edgy Optimist
April 9 2014 3:27 PMReality Has No Partisan BiasIt’s time to face facts: The problems facing the American jobs landscape are structural, not cyclical.
The Edgy Optimist
March 26 2014 8:14 AMRight Said FedWhy does the investing class hang on Janet Yellen’s every word and move?
The Edgy Optimist
March 7 2014 2:03 PMMissing Persons ReportOur obsession with the unemployment rate obscures more telling indicators about the economy.
  Life
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 11:17 AM Why They Fled Underground Railroad operator Sydney Howard Gay’s meticulous guestbook reveals how and why enslaved men and women risked everything to escape north.
  Slate Plus
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 10:59 AM To Do No Harm? History of American Slavery, Episode 7: What modern medicine gained from slavery, and how slaveholders sought to legitimize their ideology through science.