Pete Kotz

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  • 10 months 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 &mda...

  • 1 year ago | Longform

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

  • 1 year ago

    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 "pran...

  • 2 years ago | Crime

    Photo courtesy of Mercy for AnimalsOne of the nearly 3,000 pigs at Country View Family Farms in Fannettsburg, Pennsylvania. The far mis a supplier for Hatfield Quality Meats, which is sold in twelve Northeastern states.This week's story, "The Ag G...

  • 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

    The Screwball Economics of Major League Baseball