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     Socially Responsible Investing

The Old Enemies,   Paul Krugman, The New York Times, March 23, 2010.

Restoring Faith in Financial Markets,   John C. Bogle, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 18, 2010.

Trickle-Down Economics Fails to Deliver as Promised,   Michael S. Derby, The Wall Street Journal, Jun. 30, 2009.

Top 10 Myths about Sustainability,   Michael D. Lemonick, Scientific American, March 2009.

50 Ways to Green Your Business, FastCompany.com, Oct. 27, 2007.

Older articles have been retired to the Other Voices archive.



     The Economy

Yes, 47% of Households Owe No Taxes. Look Closer.,   David Leonhardt, The New York Times, Apr. 13, 2010.

China: Crunch Time,   Peter Zeihan, STRATFOR Geopolitical Report, Mar. 30, 2010.

FDIC’s Bair Outlines Priorities For Financial Overhaul,   Damian Paletta, The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 8, 2010.

So What Exactly Caused the Financial Crisis?,   David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 23, 2010.

Junk Debt ‘Wall’ to Trigger U.S. Defaults, Bank of America Says,   Karen Eeuwens, Bloomberg.com, Feb. 24, 2010.

Wall Street's Bailout Hustle,   Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, Feb. 17, 2010.

Elders of Wall St. Favor More Regulation,   Louis Uchitelle, The New York Times, Feb. 16, 2010.

A Churchillian Defense of the Markets,   Brian M Carney, The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 13, 2010.
      an interview with Stephen Green, Chairman of HSBC

Bernanke's Puzzling Bubble Logic,   David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 14, 2010.

What the Financial Crisis Commission Should Ask,   Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times, Jan. 11, 2010.

The New Bond Bubble,   Elizabeth O'Brien, SmartMoney, Jan. 12, 2010.

Bernanke Told to Fess Up, Renounce Flawed Greenspan Doctrine,   James Pressley, Bloomberg.com, Dec. 10, 2009.
      A review of the book "How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities" by John Cassidy

Crisis Compels Economists To Reach for New Paradigm,   Mark Whitehouse, The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 4, 2009.

Interview: Brooksley Born,   produced by Michael Kirk, Frontline (WGBH Educational Foundation), Oct. 20, 2009.
      Ms. Born was Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 1996 to 1999.

[Bank of England Governor Mervin] King calls for break-up of banks,   Chris Giles, The Financial Times, Oct. 20, 2009.

Summers: Big Finance vs. The Middle Class,   David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 15, 2009.

Reaganomics is Dead (Long Live Reaganomics),   Bruce Bartlett, Capital Gains and Games blog, Oct. 18, 2009.

'Wall of Liquidity' Helped Prevent Another Depression,   Nouriel Roubini, CNBC.com, Oct. 5, 2009.

Profits for Buyout Firms as Company Debt Soared,   Julie Creswell, The New York Times, Oct. 4, 2009.

The Downside of Reducing Debt,   David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 1, 2009.

How Did Economists Get it So Wrong?,   Paul Krugman, The New York Times, Sep. 2, 2009.

If It's Too Big to Fail, Is It Too Big to Exist?,   Eric Dash, The New York Times, Jun. 20, 2009.

The three steps to financial reform,   George Soros, The Financial Times, Jun. 16, 2009.

Record Corporate Bond Sales Fail to Ease Cash Gap, Moody's Says,   Caroline Hyde, Bloomberg.com, Jun. 16, 2009.

Humans prefer cockiness to expertise,   Peter Aldhous, NewScientist, Jun. 10, 2009.

Green Shoots or Yellow Weeds?,   Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate, Jun. 8, 2009.

America's Sea of Red Ink Was Years in the Making,   David Leonhardt, The New York Times, Jun. 9, 2009.

If You Think Worst Is Over, Take Benjamin Graham's Advice,   Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2009.

Why Britain has to curb finance,   Martin Wolf, The Financial Times, May 22, 2009.
      His points apply equally to the US.

"Obama's Auto Plan Is Capitalism at Work   Charges that Chrysler's creditors got fleeced don't stand up to scrutiny." ,   Scott Sperling, The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2009.

"You Can't Drink Yourself Sober": Financial Crisis Far from Over, Ritholtz Says,   Aaron Task, Yahoo! Financial Tech Ticker, May 14, 2009.

True Confessions of the Crisis: Up-Close and Top-Down,   David Warsh, economicprincipals.com, May 10, 2009.

Central banks must target more than just inflation,   Martin Wolf, The Financial Times, May 5, 2009.

Easy Credit and the Depression,   Gordon Crovitz, The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2009.

The Last Temptation of Risk,   Barry Eichengreen, The National Interest, Apr. 28, 2009.

Fixing bankrupt systems is just the beginning,   Martin Wolf, The Financial Times, Apr. 28, 2009.

The Bailout Is a Bargain,   David Weidner, The Wall Street Journal, Apr. 23, 2009.

Welfare for Bankers,   Nancy Folbre, The New York Times, Apr. 20, 2009.

Henry Kaufman: What the Fed Missed,   David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal, Apr. 17, 2009.

Restore Order and Win a Financial War,   Alan S. Blinder, The New York Times, Apr. 11, 2009.

Bailing out the Bailout,   Roger Ehrenberg, Information Arbitrage blog, Apr. 5, 2009.
      Starts a little slow; skip to the bullet points for the good stuff.

From Bubble to Depression?,   Steven Gjerstad and Vernon L. Smith, The Wall Street Journal, Apr. 6, 2009.

On the Urgency of Restructuring Bank and Mortgage Debt, and of Abandoning Toxic Asset Purchases,   John P. Hussman, Ph.D., Hussman Funds Weekly Market Commentary, Mar. 30, 2009.

Stimulus Thinking, and Nuance,   David Leonhardt, The New York Times, Mar. 31, 2009.

What they Used to Teach You at Stanford Business School,   Felix Salmon, Condé Nast Portfolio.com, Mar. 29, 2009.

The Looting of America’s Coffers ,   David Leonhardt, The New York Times, Mar. 10, 2009.

Summers on How to Deal With a ‘Rarer Kind of Recession’,   Lawrence H. Summers, The Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics blog, Mar. 13, 2009.

In Defense of Obamanomics,   Laura D'Andrea Tyson, The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 9, 2009.

Older articles have been retired to the Other Voices archive.



     Noteworthy

Politics and the English Language, George Orwell, 1946.
      On writing and thinking clearly.



     Book Recommendations

Fooled By Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Alchemy of Finance, George Soros

Bull's Eye Investing, John Mauldin


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