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A new issue of The New Yorker comes out today. It is the Money Issue. A preview of its contents, adapted from the magazine's press release:

In "Inside the Crisis," Ryan Lizza examines the inner workings of Obama's economic team, interviewing all the major players—Lawrence Summers, Timothy Geithner, Christina Romer, Peter Orszag, Jared Bernstein, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Joe Biden—plus many other Administration officials, to provide a look at how Summers, the director of the National Economic Council, former Treasury Secretary, and "one of the most brilliant economists of his generation," has steered the Administration's economic policy.

In "Searching for Trouble," Ken Auletta goes inside Google to tell the story of the company's growth and future.

In "Call Me," Tad Friend profiles Nikki Finke, the entertainment-business reporter who has been running the Web site Deadline Hollywood Daily out of her Los Angeles apartment since 2006.

In Comment, Michael Specter asks why so many people fear the H1N1 vaccine more than the disease itself.

In the Financial Page, James Surowiecki looks at the recession's impact on consumer behavior.

David Owen explores solutions to the problem of regulating executive compensation.

In Shouts & Murmurs, Yoni Brenner offers program notes on orchestral classics.

Nick Paumgarten looks at attempts to predict the financial markets using numerical patterns, and profiles one man whose strategy has predicted many of the major peaks and crashes of the past thirty years.

There is a portfolio of cartoons about the stock market.

Jill Lepore goes back to the roots of management consulting and asks how the idea of efficiency took over our lives.

Hilton Als reviews Tracy Letts's latest play Superior Donuts.

Peter Schjeldahl visits the Luc Tuymans traveling retrospective, currently in Columbus, Ohio.

Anthony Lane watches Ricky Gervais's The Invention of Lying.

There is a short story by Tessa Hadley.

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