Ken Auletta


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April 23, 1942

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Ken Auletta has written Annals of Communications columns and profiles for The New Yorker magazine since 1992. He is the author of eleven books, including five national bestsellers: Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way; Greed And Glory On Wall Street: The Fall of The House of Lehman; The Highwaymen: Warriors of the Information Super Highway; World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies; and Googled, The End of the World As We Know It, which was published in November of 2009.

Auletta has won numerous journalism honors. He has been chosen a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library, and one of the 20th Century's top 100 business journalists by a distinguished national panel of peers.

For two decades Auletta has been a national judge of
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Googled: The End of the Wor...

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Frenemies: The Epic Disrupt...

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Greed and Glory on Wall Str...

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Three Blind Mice: How the T...

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World War 3.0 : Microsoft a...

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Backstory: Inside the Busin...

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The Highwaymen: Updated and...

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Media Man: Ted Turner's Imp...

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The Underclass

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“The state arbitrarily set the mortgage interest rate at 8.5 percent—below the prime rate of 9 or so percent—so banks could make more money out of state. The bottom line for financial institutions is profit.”
Ken Auletta, The Streets Were Paved with Gold

“Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.... Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism.”
Ken Auletta, Googled: The End of the World As We Know It

“Media companies can be divided into two broad categories: the few who create waves, and the many who ride them - or drown.”
Ken Auletta, Googled: The End of the World as We Know It

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