Thursday, August 27, 2009

Review Essay on Gillian Tett's "Fool's Gold" Available

(Thanks to Jeff Clark)

I have made available my review essay on Gillian Tett's new book, Fool's Gold", her analysis of the history and causes of the present financial crisis. You can download it either from my website or from SSRN.

Gillian Tett is both a visiting fellow at the University of Westminster School of Law and a social anthropologist by training. It is her persona as social scientist that gives her an interesting perspective on the financial crisis and its players. I recommend the book as a gripping and first-class read.

I would also like to thank Peter D. Lederer, Joe Tanega, Jason Chuah, and Viktoria Baklanova for their help and corrections.

Now it's on to the next one....


Monday, August 24, 2009

I Take Care of People

Sign in Nenagh Hospital, Tipperary, Ireland

(Hat tip to


Thursday, August 20, 2009

(Silly Season) or Why I Am Unstinting in my Search for World Peace

I've recently let my hair down, but my values haven't changed. Please help me in my pursuit of world peace. Otherwise just get in the groove...