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Let the Bad Times Roll… “Hard Times are Good Times” for New Magazines

November 21, 2008

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Some say these are the worst of times, and some others remind them that so were the 1920s. New magazines arrive on the market place, and other magazines depart the market place. There is nothing new under the sun. But, for a change, you do not have to take my word for it. Here is an article from the vault of The New Yorker magazine circa Sept. 3, 2001. It was published a week before the tragic events of Sept. 11, so I do not think it got a lot of attention. For those of you who are feeling the pain of today’s economic crisis, you will find solace in reading James Surowiecki’s article titled Let the Bad Times Roll. Here is one quote from the article, “But history suggests that for new magazines hard times are good times.” Read the entire article here.

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