Pete Kotz

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  • 1 year ago | Longform

    Imagine, in a moment of suspended disbelief, that your job pays 174 grand a year. And comes with a $1.3 million expense account. And a staff of eighteen Ivy League yes-men whose sole duty is to bray loud and wide about the miracle that is you -- w...

  • 1 year ago | Longform

    Meet America's business cheerleaders. People tend to view the Chamber of Commerce in the same colors as the Rotary Club or the Knights of Columbus: officious do-gooders lending a helpful hand in the name of economy and country. It's a largely accu...

  • 1 year ago | Longform

    20 Ron Nielson Ron Nielson wanted to do something extra scary for the kids on Halloween. He decided it would be totally spooky — not to mention hilarious — to burn a cross at his Palm Bay, Florida, home. Yet Nielson's uproarious "prank...

  • 2 years ago | Longform

    Cody Carlson had no way of preparing for this moment. He was a Manhattan kid, days removed from working as an analyst for a business-intelligence firm, where he scrutinized corporations and their executives. Now he was standing in a bleak barn at ...

  • 2 years ago | Longform

    Police in riot gear guard the dugouts, preparing for the worst with German shepherds at heel. This is Philadelphia in 1980, after all. It's the top of the ninth. Two strikes. Two out. Bases loaded. Human rocket Willie Wilson of the Kansas City Roy...

  • 3 years ago | Longform

    You wouldn't know it by watching the news or reading the paper, but America's banks are on the largest crime spree the country has ever known. Let's go to the highlight reel, shall we? In July, Wells Fargo paid a $175 million settlement after the ...