I would be very surprised if National Review had a bigger supporter than I, but that is not the subject of this piece. I confess to having been disappointed in a recent piece from their very capable and gifted writer, Kevin Williamson. Essentially,...

It is not exactly newsworthy that some people blame Goldman Sachs for some pretty silly things. The initial hit-piece on Goldman Sachs came in a trendy rock n' roll magazine, of all places. I have defended Goldman Sachs before, and believe this reply...

I was skeptical when I heard that Bethany McLean had a book coming out about the financial crisis.  McLean made a name for herself with her cartoonish book and film documentary about Enron, The Smartest Guys in the Room.  And while society seems to get...

Roger Lowenstein's When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management is one of the best books I have ever read about the history of modern finance.  So, when I saw that Lowenstein had joined the list of authors chiming on the financial...

I committed to reading and reviewing every single serious book that is written about the 2008 financial crisis over a year ago because I am afraid of history recording lessons from the crisis that are entirely false, and because I am afraid of economists prescribing...

I am of the opinion that William Cohan's groundbreaking piece in the latest Time Magazine is a must read (click here). Many in the blogosphere did a fine job defending Goldman Sachs in the wake of the asinine hit-piece in Rolling Stone this summer...