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When PR flacks make more than journalists

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Joshua Foust has a great retrospective about the implications of journalism’s decline, inspired by a Pew study that shows public relations professionals making around $20,000 more than journalists on average. This should be thoroughly unsurprising — in fact, the downward salary pressure on reporters is what ultimately pushed me out of the field. When august publications like The Atlantic build …

Eric GarlandWhen PR flacks make more than journalists

Private equity wonders about regulatory crackdown

The facade of the U.S. Federal Reserve building is reflected on wet marble during the early morning hours in Washington

It turns out that the private equity industry has reached its pre-crisis peak in terms of consolidating industries through M&A activity. Moreover, some people in Washington appear to finally be waking up and realizing that maybe the situation has more in common with 2007 than anyone would care to imagine. And DC might be scared that junk bonds could do …

Eric GarlandPrivate equity wonders about regulatory crackdown

Check out the 6 classic bass amps you should know

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Hey guys, lest you think the only things I ever write about regarding music are negative, I submit to you my new article for reverb.com, 6 classic amps every bassist should know. Regarding the Acoustic 360/361, made popular by Jaco Pastorius and John Paul Jones, I offer the following: The volume of guitar amplifiers was on a hyperbolic curve throughout …

Eric GarlandCheck out the 6 classic bass amps you should know
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Guitar Center and the magical growth curve

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It is time for an update on one of America’s most original and exciting retailers, Guitar Center, the operation that epitomizes American business in 2014, with all that this implies. If you’ve never read my work on Guitar Center, click here and get caught up. Don’t take too much time, because something new and insane might be announced. Ready? Here’s …

Eric GarlandGuitar Center and the magical growth curve