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On Facebook's Flaws, the 'Working Rich,' and the Devolution of Social Mood: Our Top Stories of 2012


From our editors and writers, a roundup of the articles that best defined our view of the year in business.


MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL We polled our staff for their picks of the best Minyanville stories of 2012. Here are the results, the pieces worth reading now if you didn't catch them the first time around. And from all of us: Happy New Year!

On the culture of Wall Street and corporate America:

The Devolution of Social Mood
By Todd Harrison

How Twitter Is Being Mined to Predict Market-Moving Events
By Alex Brokaw

Thanks-for-Nothing CEOs: 11 Short-Term Corporate Leaders Who Made Millions
By Anthony Shields

Full Disclosure: The Heart of the Matter
By Todd Harrison

The Escalating War on Transnationalism
By Peter Atwate

Why I Am Applying for an Executive Director Position at Goldman Sachs
by Michael Comeau

Behind the news:

Income Inequality and the Rise of the Alpha Geek 'Working Rich' Class
By Sterling Wong

Cuban Economy Is Still Stagnant Despite Reforms: Cuban National
By Christopher Witrak

Meet Sid Gilman: The Doctor Involved in a $276 Million Insider Trading Case
By Brett Chase

The Truth About the 'Obamacare Layoffs'
By Diane Bullock

Legal Marijuana: Can Pilots, Cops, Pro Athletes Now Toke Up?
By Justin Rohrlich

Why Wal-Mart May Respond to Black Friday Strike Threats, Adjust Wage Structure: Labor Expert
by Lila MacLellan

Spooked by Cyberspace, Iran Threatens to Disconnect From the Internet
By Justin Rohrlich

On stocks and companies:

Next Year, We May Be Investing in a Mission to Mars
By Josh Wolonick

Why Freeport-McMoRan Knows Exactly What It's Doing
By Alex Brokaw

How Google, Facebook, and Former Outsiders Are Becoming Old School in Unexpected Ways
By Drea Knufken

Intel Has Beautiful Mobile Dreams, but I'm Going to Crush Them With My Eighth Grade Math Skills
By Michael Comeau

Facebook's Q1 Results Indicate Further Deterioration in Growth and Monetization Metrics
By Michael Comeau

On the Lighter Side:

A Walk With iOS 6 Maps: Apple's Horribly Revamped App Does New York
By Jonah Loeb

'Health' Food That's Actually Junk: The 7 Worst Offenders
By Elizabeth Whittlesey

The Whiskey Breath of Wall Street: What the Invention of Bourbon Has to Do With Credit Derivatives
By Aaron Brown

What Golf and Trading Have in Common
By Michael Sedacca

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