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  • Saving Capitalism

    Saving Capitalism

    May 13, 2017 9:31

     

    Saving Capitalism: For the Many Not the Few, Robert B. Reich Rating: ★★★½☆  New...

     
  • The Courage to Act

    The Courage to Act

    Oct 2, 2016 15:16

     

    The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath, Ben S. Bernanke Rating: ★★★★½  Not...

     
  • The Lexus and the Olive Tree

    The Lexus and the Olive Tree

    May 2, 2016 15:27

     

    The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, Thomas L. Friedman Rating: ★★½☆☆  Amazon:...

     
  • Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld

    Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld

    Sep 14, 2015 14:09

     

    Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld, Jake Halpern Rating: ★★★½☆  Credit...

     
  • Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

    Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

    Aug 25, 2015 10:55

     

    Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice, Bill Browder Rating: ★★★★☆  Browder’s...

     
  • The Intelligent Asset Allocator

    The Intelligent Asset Allocator

    Jan 26, 2015 9:34

     

    The Intelligent Asset Allocator: How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk, William J. Bernstein Rating: ★★★★½  I...

     
  • Antifragile

    Antifragile

    Sep 16, 2014 7:10

     

    Antifragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb Rating: ★★★½☆  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading...

     
  • Exposure

    Exposure

    Apr 15, 2013 8:04

     

    Exposure, Michael Woodford Rating: ★★★★☆  I remember the day Woodford blew the whistle...

     
  • The Complete Turtle Trader

    The Complete Turtle Trader

    Dec 24, 2012 10:31

     

    The Complete Turtle Trader, Michael W. Covel Rating: ★★★½☆  I borrowed this book...

     
  • Greek Politics

    Greek Politics

    Jun 8, 2012 9:38

     

    I wonder if the Greeks can get their politics in order before the June 17 election? You’d think they could organize...

     
  • The Wizard Of Lies

    The Wizard Of Lies

    Feb 3, 2012 8:06

     

    The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques Rating: ★★★★☆  Unless you live in a cave...

     
  • Bail Out My Student Loan

    Bail Out My Student Loan

    Nov 4, 2011 10:56

     

    This really irks me.  I had a bit of a rant in 2008 about the federal government bailing out delinquent home owners (Bail...

     
  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    Jul 6, 2011 9:03

     

    The Big Short, Michael Lewis Rating:   I’ve been a fan of Michael Lewis since reading Liar’s Poker...

     
  • Chinese Local Debt

    The below is an excerpt from a Credit Suisse report I was glossing over this morning.  What I want to know: how can the...

     
  • The Great Reflation

    The Great Reflation

    May 27, 2011 7:47

     

    The Great Reflation, J. Anthony Boeckh Rating:   This book was recommended to me by a colleage of mine.  Cheesey...

     
  • How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis

    How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis

    Apr 28, 2011 14:39

     

    I have posted many an article on the Pink Lemon focused on the effects of speculation on commodity prices.  The article...

     
  • It All Adds Up!

    It All Adds Up!

    Apr 5, 2011 12:24

     

     
  • Flash Crash Controls

    Flash Crash Controls

    Feb 22, 2011 15:39

     

     
  • New Derivatives Rules for Financial Entities

    New Derivatives Rules for Financial Entities

    Feb 15, 2011 12:55

     

     
  • Skirting The SEC

    Skirting The SEC

    Feb 7, 2011 11:46