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Debra Goldman
Amber Waves of Grain Like anyone who has ever watched TV sports, I know the Clydesdales are the symbol for Anheuser-Busch's flagship beer brand, Budweiser.

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…

April 4, 2011, 10:34 PM EDT

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

When it comes to an assault on family values, Southern Baptists teach us that one can never be too paranoid. Or too foolish. Although less than two weeks old, this boycott…

April 4, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT

Lofty Thinking Gets Practical At 4A's Planners Conference

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…

September 15, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT

The Body Politic

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…

July 21, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT

Planning Gets Domesticated

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…

March 31, 2003, 12:00 AM EST

The Male Ego Takes a Beating

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…

March 3, 2003, 12:00 AM EST

How did today's man become a henpecked wuss?

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…

March 3, 2003, 12:00 AM EST

Can Money Buy Happiness?

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…

February 3, 2003, 12:00 AM EST

Debra Goldman's Consumer Republic: The Year in Review - Wit's End

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…

December 23, 2002, 12:00 AM EST

Debra Goldman's Consumer Republic

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…

December 2, 2002, 12:00 AM EST

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