For the Welsh rugby union player of a similar name see James Leadbeater
James Ledbetter is an author and editor based in New York City.
In 2008, he joined online magazine Slate, where he will oversee an upcoming business news Web site called The Big Money . Prior to joining Slate, he was at CNNMoney.com, a financial news Web site. In addition to Slate and CNNmoney.com, he also is a former senior editor of Time Magazine, The Industry Standard, and former staff writer for The Village Voice. His writing also has appeared in several other US publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Mother Jones, Vibe, Newsday, and The American Prospect.
His most recent book is Dispatches for the New York Tribune: Selected Journalism of Karl Marx, published in the UK in 2007 by Penguin Classics  and scheduled for US publication in 2008. He is also the author of Starving to Death on $200 Million: The Short, Absurd Life of The Industry Standard and Made Possible By...: The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States.
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