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Doin' It Bloggystyle: Greenspan, the Dow, Business Schools


Minyanville brings together the best of what they are saying "out there" about the topics we're talking about right here.

Blogs themselves need no introduction, as they get as much publicity as pretty much anything these days, save maybe the latest Britney news. There's an expanding world of excellent financial blogs, covering just about everything, from global economics to swing trading. Minyanville's goal is to bring together the best of what they are saying "out there" about the topics we're talking about right here.

Green(Span) Day
  • Sir Alan Speaks! Yes, he rates the presidents he served under, and reveals his favorite "Golden Girl". Plus interesting revelation that Bill Poole used to videotape bridge games to pick up defensive signals.
  • Felix Salmon: "My take on Greenspan is that he went into every Fed meeting asking whether a cut in interest rates would prove inflationary. If they thought the answer to that question was no, then he would cut. It's not the world's worst monetary policy, but the downside, as we've seen, is that if a market bubble is forming, then loose monetary policy will, at the margin, inflate it further. "
  • The Mess that Greenspan Made on Greenie's observation that housing prices might fall. "From the man who encouraged the masses to take out adjustable rate mortgages, and who lauded the financial innovations of subprime lending, comes this pearl of wisdom just prior to tomorrow's book release."
  • And from Lauriston. "America's elder statesman of finance, Alan Greenspan, has shaken the White House by declaring that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was oil." Really? Thanks, El Greenie, I would never have figured that one out myself."


To B (School) or not to B (School)
  • Lots of chatta on this Time article yesterday about guys bypassing B-Schools to make faster $$$'s.
  • It really only caught my eye (OK, not even my eye, my wife noticed it) because Gabriel Hammond, the featured hedge fund guy, went to Hopkins.
  • Personal opinion? It's kind of silly to suggest this is the new career path. Why not drop out of college too? I mean Bill Gates did and look where he went.
  • Plus, as Dealbreaker points out, "Hammond thinks business school is so ridiculous that he hires people straight out of it, for reasons other than the fact that those people went to B-school. Take that, silly institution! "

Knowledge is Good

Cheaters Never Prosper

  • Except the Pats! They follow up a 38-14 win with 38-14 over a better team.
  • Anyway, it's not official until the confiscated tape is up on YouTube. And lo and behold, it's up.
  • I understand the league warned them not to make these tapes, and they did it anyway, and thus deserve punishment.
  • But why is this not allowed? I mean I can see where wiretapping the other coaches may cross the line, but this one? It's a low resolution handheld taping guys doing something right on the sidelines. Couldn't you just use stills and/or game film and accomplish the same thing?
  • Will this tarnish Tom Brady's rep? What should we tell Bridgette and Giselle!
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