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Business picks from elsewhere, Thursday 15 March

Out opinion on their opinion: American driving, Goldman Sachs, and the New York Times.

Americans are changing their driving habits, Getty images
Americans are changing their driving habits, Getty images

1. Discovering Greed (Schumpeter)

Mr Smith may suffer from his own willingness to swallow Goldman’s propaganda, writes Schumpeter.

2. As gas prices soar, US driving habits shift, but slowly (Washington Post)

Americans are altering their driving habits, writes Brad Plumer.

3. New York Times pay structure isn’t fit to print (Reuters)

 The paper rewards its bosses too well, writes Jeffrey Goldfarb.

4. Faux G (Babbage)

Plainspoken truth and meeting expectations is in short supply in the mobile world, writes Babbage.

5.  Americans think private equity is profiteering. But that hasn’t necessarily hurt Romney (Washington Post)

Mitt Romney’s campaign has put private equity under major scrutiny, writes Suzy Khimm.