Joe Queenan

Joe Queenan is a regular contributor on business issues, corporate culture, and financial follies to Barron's and The Wall Street Journal.


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They Walk Among Us

“I love retirees. I’d love ‘em even more if they’d go away.” A take on public-sector retirees, their pensions, and why one writer wishes they would all move to Florida.

Joe Queenan Chief Humor March 15 2011

This Is Just Not Happening

Newspaper readers instinctively turn to the same section every morning. For many it is the sports, for some the financial [...]

Joe Queenan July 23 2008

Those Pesky Earnings

In the past two years, venerable corporations with real products, real revenues and real profits have repeatedly seen their stock [...]

Joe Queenan March 1 2000

Time For An Exchange of Ideas

Like many Americans, I was devastated when news got out that the American Stock Exchange was up for sale. From [...]

Joe Queenan December 1 2003

Time to Bring On Another Y2K

A friend of mine who gets paid to know this sort of thing insists that the Internet bubble was largely [...]

Joe Queenan June 1 2003

To Bitcoin a Phrase, Is Cash Really No Longer King?

The future of bitcoins is very much up in the air.

Joe Queenan Chief Humor May 14 2014

Too Dumb, Too Soon

Does anyone remember toll roads? About a decade ago, the national media was abuzz with stories about private highways that [...]

Joe Queenan November 1 2001

Toy Story

Several weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a long, fascinating article about the toy industry. Seemingly, after decades of [...]

Joe Queenan May 1 2000

Toying with the Competition

No company better illustrates the lunacy that briefly afflicted this nation than eToys. Once accorded a market cap of $8 [...]

Joe Queenan February 1 2002

Trashing Our Society

Last Sunday night, I was relaxing in my comfortable lounge chair studying Consumer Reports’ ratings of interior latex paints when [...]

Joe Queenan May 1 1994

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