This week’s Sunday NY Times Magazine is a special issue devoted to Money: Hedge-Fund Machines, Freakonomics and More.
Some of the articles are fascinating. Here’s a roundup of the ones I enjoyed the most in this week’s mag:
See a Bubble?
by Roger Lowenstein (author of When Genius Failed, and Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing)
Financial anxieties are pandemic. But in trying to soothe our worries, we may only make them worse.
The Quantitative, Data-Based, Risk-Massaging Road to Riches
by Joseph Nocera
Go figure: successful hedge-fund managers make alot of money. But all they reallly want is your approval that their "geeky methodology works" . . . Go figure.
Believing (and Believing and Believing) in Bullion
by Stephen Metcalf
Currency imbalances? Unsustainable deficits? Impending economic collapse? For some, it’s the golden age.
I like the thematic approach employed . . . Worth checking out.