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Recent Housing Bubble reads

April 19, 2010


Just finished reading “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis – a nice explanation of CDOs and their contribution to the housing bubble. Lewis takes a head-shaking-you-won’t-believe-this-happened viewpoint than Gregory Zuckerman’s “The Greatest Trade Ever.” (Zuckerman takes more of the holy-crap-you-won’t-believe-that-this-Paulson-guy-figured-out-the-trade! approach.) Lewis only mentions John Paulson and his hedge fund once in the entire book […]

Mad Props to Southwest Airlines

April 12, 2010


This showed up in my inbox this afternoon. Greetings from Southwest Airlines: I’m sorry that we were unable to get you to the terminal promptly and off the airplane quicker after your flight arrived at Denver on April 11. Unfortunately, your gate was occupied by another LUV jet that evening that was taking a little […]