Sarah Stodola is an associate editor at The Fiscal Times. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer, publishing work in The New York Times, The Nation, Slate, New York Magazine, Forbes Traveler, The New York Press and Stop Smiling Magazine. She also serves as an adjunct scholar for Lapham’s Quarterly.
Recent Stories By Sarah Stodola:
How Coke Beat Pepsi in the New Cola Ad WarJanuary 21, 2013
Soft drink giants The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo both announced new ad campaigns recently. Their strategies, though, could not be more different. Pepsi went the traditional route, signing an...
A Far-Sighted Innovator with a Vision for EyewearDecember 10, 2012
Eyewear retailer Warby Parker burst onto the scene in 2010, offering nerdy-chic prescription glasses over the Internet for an all-inclusive $95. Since then, the company has become a media darling. “...
Sandy’s Long Tail Strikes a New Blow: HomelessnessNovember 5, 2012
New York City’s subways have creaked back into action, power is slowly being restored to areas that lost it, and many schools are set to reopen for the first time since Sandy wreaked havoc on much of...
Where the Jobs Are: The Cities That Led the RecoveryAugust 9, 2012
The Great Recession hit everyone, but it didn’t hit everyone equally. A report released Wednesday by the Urban Institute found that the Great Recession’s impact on employment varied greatly by...
Insurance Rates: Will Mother Nature Raise Yours?July 5, 2012
The wildfires raging out West and the freakish storms that ravaged much of the east have property insurers scrambling to keep up with all the claims. The current blitz of wildfires in...
Louis CK’s Latest Scheme: Should Ticketmaster Worry?June 27, 2012
Louis C.K. – the comic phenom who upended traditional business models by producing his own comedy special and selling it directly online – is at it again. C.K. announced yesterday that he’s selling...
The American Entrepreneur: A Dying Breed?May 3, 2012
The image of the independent entrepreneur – striking out on his own, building something from the ground up – is central to the American identity. The reality, though, is not quite so Horatio Alger....
States Double Down on Gambling in Quest for RevenuesApril 12, 2012
In an earlier era, there was just one Sin City. In today’s America, there are dozens, and the number is climbing ever higher. In the wake of the Great Recession, at least 10 more states have entered...
Stop! Thief! Will OPEN Work Where SOPA Failed?January 24, 2012
In the growing debate over online piracy, score one for Internet companies. They won a decisive battle last week with a protest that was literally impossible to ignore, blocking access to their...
The Daily Deal Industry: Too Much of a Good Thing?December 6, 2011
Like so many other people, my email inbox fills up daily with 15 or so deal offers from the likes of Groupon, LivingSocial, WagJag, GiltCity, and Lifebooker. But one of the emails I got today stood...
The Income Gap Is Suddenly a Hot Issue. Here’s Why.December 6, 2011
It may become the defining issue of the 2012 presidential campaign. The growing gap between the very rich and everybody else — the so-called 1 percent and the 99 percent — is the one thing the...
The Cheap Luxury Americans Can't Live WithoutDecember 4, 2011
The dull and dreary economy has taken a huge toll these past few years, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at our finger nails. From Midnight Sapphire to Bang Bang Red to Peachy Parrot, colorful...
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