Monthly Archives: August 2009

Staten Island, NY

Just read that Cornelius Vanderbilt, the risk-taking financial mogul, was born in “a Staten Island, N.Y., farming village in 1794. How about that? I lived in the SeventiesĀ in Staten Island with my parents, in a little one-bedroom apartment! My song … Continue reading

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Are crowds wiser?

“We think usually that crowds–on average–can be wiser than individuals… most people got it wrong because whenever we are in an irrational, exuberant bubble, people fail to think correctly.” Nouriel Roubini in Newsweek, May 4, 2009. Same goes for democracy: … Continue reading

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