Category: New York City

Taibbi – Rolling Stone – The Great American Bubble Machine

For those of you who were frustrated by the fact that Rolling Stone’s website does not have the full text of the recent Matt Taibbi missive on Goldman Sachs, the text of that article has been scanned and OCRed and

requiescat in pace – Yamada Hisashi sensei

My father’s good friend, Yamada Hisashi sensei of the Urasenke Chanoyu Center of New York City has passed. The NY Times did a nice profile of Hisashi-san in 2008. “There is no politics,” Mr. Yamada said. “No talk about who

CNBC is worthless

Josh Marshall from TalkingPointsMemo: TPM Reader JC sent me to this interview with Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Taleb on CNBC. Here’s what JC wrote: In this clip, Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Taleb are still being treated as a circus sideshow

The End of Wall Street

Barry Ritholtz has a (3 part) 25-minute documentary by the Wall Street Journal that’s worth watching.  Note that it is all Wall Street Journal reporters who are interviewed, but it’s still worth a viewing. As a New Yorker, born and

Michael Lewis on the collapse

While I hope that the global financial system’s almost-total-collapse in October has taught us lessons, I think human nature is such that we will make similar mistakes in the future once this time period is in our hazy memory. I