Monthly Archives: August 2002

What are stock analysts for?

Stock analysts, the CNBC superstars of the go-go 90s, have been back in the news of late. Henry Blodget, Merrill Lynch’s star internet analyst, said one thing in internal emails and another in public reports, bringing down a $100 million … Continue reading

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Smoking in Manhattan

Stefan Geens, a man whose description of his blog on starts with the sentence "free trade is good," has gone decidedly off Milton Friedman’s deep end in his latest post. It reminds me of the old joke: How many … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Atlas

More traveller’s thoughts: this time one of those ideas you have when you wake up in a strange hotel room at some time of day when you’re really meant to be going to sleep, not waking up, and you’ve just … Continue reading

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