Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’


Debt Crisis

July 29, 2011


Like watching a slow train wreck. Who knows what day we all get squished?


Beat the market…

July 10, 2011

The John Schwartz in NYT reports on research showing members of Congress significantly outperform other stock market investors.

The authors suggest that members of Congress have access to “nonpublic information that could have a substantial impact on certain businesses, industries or the economy as a whole,” and that investing on that information “could yield significant personal trading profits.”

A cut above. Maybe the quality of our elected representatives isn’t so bad after all – they seem to be pretty smart investors!


Politics by Podcast

January 4, 2011

Over the last several years, a number of news organizations have begun producing regular podcasts, many of which are available FREE using Itunes or another application. It’s rare that a week goes by these days that I don’t listen to the full complement of podcasts from the Economist, New York Times, and the New Yorker. My commute or (too infrequent) trips to the gym would be much less interesting without them. Here are a few I particularly like (did I mention they’re free?):

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Every City, Every Block

December 15, 2010

The New York Times: Mapping America: Every City, Every Block. Amazing! (thank you Rachel for pointing this out.)