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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Mutual Funds and Mutual Conflicts

Last week, I went to a security analysts’ luncheon featuring John Bogle, the retired founder of the mutual fund company Vanguard...

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Numberscruncher: Trump Wants to Be a Billionaire

Donald Trump wants everyone to know that he’s a billionaire. He’s suing an author who dared claim that Trump was worth as...

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Numberscruncher: Angels, Demons, and Debt

In the summer of 1998, Harper’s Magazine published one of its most talked-about stories, Vince Passaro’s narrative of how his...

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Current Events

Thinking Like a Trader

Financial theory starts with two key assumptions: first, that markets are efficient; second, that investors are rational. And, of course,...

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Numberscruncher: There Is No Secret Ingredient

It’s tough being a grandiose financial criminal these days. Lots of people ran scams that took millions from clients; Allan...

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Current Events

Credit Where Credit’s Due

This month, Thomas Geoghegan has an article in Harpers about how debt changed working-class America. Barack Obama sat down with bailed-out...

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Of Teabags and Taxes

On Tax Day, I went to the Chicago Loop post office – the one with the Calder where Ferris Bueller twists and shouts – to mail...

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Countries and Currencies

Different countries are…well, different. They have different laws and languages, funny stamps, and candy that you can’t get at...

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Music

Reykjavik Blues Festival: Mugison MP3s

In my last post from the Reykjavik Blues Festival, I mentioned that I really liked Mugison and that someone in the audience gave me one of...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Reykjavik Blues Festival, 4/8/09

Wednesday was our last night in Iceland and the second-to-the last night of the Reykjavik Blues Festival. It was a great show to end on,...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Reykjavik Blues Festival, 4/7/09

The Reykjavik Blues Festival was started in 2003 by Halldor Bragason, a blues guitarist from Iceland who studied music in the United...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Reykjavik Blues Festival

  I’m a Chicagoan on a working vacation in Iceland, writing about the financial crisis for a hedge fund trade magazine and...