Zachary Karabell

Independent Writer

Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Zachary Karabell

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05/02/15What the Kentucky Derby Owes to
As hundreds of thousands congregate in Louisville this weekend for a classic American ritual, the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, they will find it hard not to notice of one of the most prominent local sponsors of the event, Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, known to the world as “Kentucky Fried Chicken.” Yum and KFC are staples of Louisville and long-time sponsors of the Derby. Yet the American company was recently tempted to move away from Kentucky to Irvine, Calif. Why? Because its business is increasingly...
04/01/15Lead, America, or Get Out of the World’s
The United States is doing a poor job of leading the global economy. But apparently we won’t let anyone else lead it either. In a world increasingly defined by the global flow of goods and services, Washington finds not just curiously adrift but actively at odds with itself and a coherent approach. That was particularly apparent this week as Treasury Secretary Jack Lew traveled to Beijing for meetings in preparation for the upcoming U.S-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. High on Lew’s agenda was the attempt (largely...
11/23/14Why Keystone Is a
Sideshows can be immensely entertaining and highly distracting. Old-time circuses had bearded ladies, freaks and strongmen; today in America we have the Keystone XL pipeline. It is the ultimate sideshow, one masquerading as a solution to real problems when, in fact, it is largely symbolic, and not particularly potent symbolism at that. It would be nice if the Senate vote last week that fell one “aye” short of authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline ended this yearslong fight. But, of course, as Mitch McC...