Tag Archive for financial crisis

nailing naked nonsense

Teaching and research distractions have again kept me from blogging for a while.  I guess my defense is that learning the facts is always an important precursor to writing about them. This morning, however, I decided to divert from class…

everybody wants to rule the world

Possibly my two favorite things are 80s music and Goldman Sachs-related grandiosity. So, a combo is a special treat. We have them together with the BBC-broadcasted-boastings of independent trader Alessio Rastani.  Rastani proudly proclaimed today, “This is not a time…

if i had a hammer

As I feast on financial crisis books, thought I’d share this tasty bit from Dean Baker’s False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy. On page 9, Baker writes: “Progressives do the conservatives’ bidding when we denounce them as ‘market fundamentalists.’…