David Wessel, economics editor for the Wall Street Journal and pens a weekly column, "Capital" that examines the economy and forces that shape living standards around the world.
He is a regular contributor on National Public Radio and WETA's Washington Week and wrote the Financial Times Business Book of the Year 2009 finalist, "In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic." The book was also selected as one of the "Most Notable Books of 2009" by The New York Times.
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|Beef State: Richards & Land Fraud||Ranchers' refusal to remove their fences enraged President Roosevelt, who ordered legal action. In...|
|Beef State: Birth of the Omaha Stockyards||In 1882, Wyoming rancher Alexander Swan came to Omaha to convince investors to start a stockyards....|
|Beef State: Widows & Orphans||Some ranchers acquired land by artfully using a provision of the amended Homestead Act that allowed...|
|Beef State: Homesteaders v. Cattlemen||Some Nebraska ranchers could use trespass laws to keep homesteaders from reaching their land,...|
|Beef State: Homesteaders||Life was quite grueling for homesteading farmers in Nebraska, a land with a relatively small yearly...|
|Beef State: Bartlett Richards||Because of the Blizzards of 1886 & 1887 and other reasons, large Nebraska ranches began to fade...|
|Beef State: Ranches||What did it take to be a Nebraska rancher in the late 1800s? Narrated by Peter Coyote. This segment...|
|Beef State: Beef Issue||Periodically, the U.S. government would provide live cattle for Native Americans on reservations at...|
|Beef State: Branding||Modern Nebraska cowboys show us how old-style branding was accomplished on the Sibbitt, Monahan,...|
|Beef State: Alexander Swan||Alexander Hamilton Swan, a Scottish rancher from Wyoming, was one of the first to try to fulfill...|