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Stephen Carter

Bloomberg View columnist

Stephen L Carter is a Bloomberg View columnist.

Stephen Carter
9 Feb 2019

The Apple-FB fight

I believe that nearly all people, nearly all the time, are perfectly capable of making up their own minds about what to do.

9 Feb 2019 4
The Apple-FB fight
29 Sep 2015

Gang economics in Hollywood movies reeks of fraudulence

In politics, it's the silly season: sound bites and scandals, gotchas and gaffes. Policy is hardly discussed at any level more complex than name-calling. No better time, then, to take oneself off to the multiplex and seek distraction. I saw both of last weekend's top-grossing films, Black Mass and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. The two turn out to have a commonality not entirely unrelated to our political moment: Both leave unclear the economics behind the worlds they're seeking to create for us.

29 Sep 2015
Gang economics in Hollywood movies reeks of fraudulence