Debra Goldman


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    Amber Waves of Grain

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    Who says you don't learn anything from watching television? August A. Busch III tells viewers that his father gave a hitch of Clydesdales to his grand-father to celebrate the end of Prohibition. The team of horses was then "taken down Pennsylvania Avenue" to the White House, where the first case of post-Prohibition Bud was delivered to President Roosevelt.

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    Business as Usual Ever since the Southern Baptist Convention voted to boycott Disney for breaking its trust with the American family by promoting gay days

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    When it comes to an assault on family values, Southern Baptists teach us that one can never be too paranoid.

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    Lofty Thinking Gets Practical At 4A’s Planners Conference

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    No more chaos theory, no more quantum physics. Once known as followers of a head-in-the-clouds discipline, American account planners are now acknowledging that their future depends on their concrete contributions […]

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    The Body Politic

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    When scholars come to write the history of the obesity epidemic of the early 21st century, they might well single out as a turning point a meeting held in the […]

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    Planning Gets Domesticated

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    In 1999, at the annual conference of the Account Planning Group-U.S., there were a lot of ways to tell that planning was the sexiest job in advertising. Salaries of top-level […]

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    The Male Ego Takes a Beating

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    Fans of Everybody Loves Raymond may recall the episode in which Ray Barone, alter ego of comedian Ray Romano, once again futilely attempts to assert himself in his household. His […]

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    How did today’s man become a henpecked wuss?

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    Fans of Everybody Loves Raymond may recall the episode in which Ray Barone, alter ego of comedian Ray Romano, once again futilely attempts to assert himself in his household. His […]

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    Can Money Buy Happiness?

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    Philosophers postulate about it. Marketers of everything from cars to cruises to computers promise it. It’s a national duty to pursue it. But what exactly is the elusive and much-desired […]

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    Debra Goldman’s Consumer Republic: The Year in Review – Wit’s End

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    These days it’s taken as fact that 9/11 didn’t raise the tone of the culture as much as we thought it might. Consider that 2002 began with the premiere of […]

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    Debra Goldman’s Consumer Republic

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    As McDonald’s awaits a New York judge’s decision on whether to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the company by eight obese teens, it can take some comfort in the knowledge […]