In this month’s “In it for the Money” column, David Erik Nelson writes about Miss America. He interviewed Nina Nina Davuluri on Nov. 1, 2013, when she delivered remarks at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business as part of the India Business conference. His story is the several stories that the legitimate press should have shown up to cover. Nelson’s predicting a 2028 U.S. presidential candidacy for Davuluri, and right now he’s inclined to vote for her.
In this month’s “In it for the Money” column, David Erik Nelson tackles the ethical dilemma posed by RoboRoach, a do-it-yourself kit that will be shipping this holiday season. The RoboRoach requires surgery on a cockroach to install some wires and equipment, after which electrical stimulation can be given to the cockroach remotely – by using a smart phone app. Nelson’s take on the topic makes this a Thanksgiving column.
In this month’s “In it for the Money” column, David Erik Nelson provides a blow-by-blow description of how to buy a live pig and transform it into meat you can eat. All the background on weights and measures is provided, as well as a list of contacts for various services and sources to get you started.
In his monthly “In it for the Money” column, David Erik Nelson shares the secret to becoming a professional writer. It’s a four-step process: (1) Get a Baby; (2) Write Some Stuff; (3) Go to Library Story Time; (4) Check Your Email. In his column, he lays out the steps in more detail.
David Erik Nelson’s regular column “In it for the Money” does not appear this month. Instead he’s annotated a transcript of an interview he conducted with linguist Noam Chomsky when he visited Ann Arbor, Michigan in mid-July. The interview focused mostly on language, not politics. But Nelson gives himself the last word in this piece, and connects Chomsky’s linguistic thought to his political thought in an unexpected way.
In this month’s “In it for the Money” column, David Erik Nelson rounds out a series of essays on guns. Nelson is a gun-owner. In this finale he brings readers up to date on the current status of the Second Amendment in American jurisprudence, analyzes defensive gun use, and shows that suicide by gun is by far the leading cause of death by guns in America. Why isn’t that a part of the conversation about guns in America? he asks.