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Money 2005: Hedge-Fund Machines, Freakonomics and More
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On June 5, 2005 @ 8:20 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled
This week’s Sunday NY Times Magazine  is a special issue devoted to Money: Hedge-Fund Machines, Freakonomics and More.
Some of the articles are fascinating. Here’s a roundup of the ones I enjoyed the most in this week’s mag:
See a Bubble? 
by Roger Lowenstein (author of When Genius Failed , and Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing )
Financial anxieties are pandemic. But in trying to soothe our worries, we may only make them worse.
The Quantitative, Data-Based, Risk-Massaging Road to Riches 
by Joseph Nocera
Go figure: successful hedge-fund managers make alot of money. But all they reallly want is your approval that their "geeky methodology works" . . . Go figure.
Believing (and Believing and Believing) in Bullion 
by Stephen Metcalf
Currency imbalances? Unsustainable deficits? Impending economic collapse? For some, it’s the golden age.
I like the thematic approach employed . . . Worth checking out.
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 Sunday NY Times Magazine: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/index.html?8dpc
 What Are Mergers Good For?: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05MERGERS.html?ex=1275624000&en=a466a532b512be89&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
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 Monkey Business: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05FREAK.html?ex=1275624000&en=af2d9755a2c32ba8&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
 Freakonomics: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/006073132X/thebigpictu09-20
 See a Bubble?: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05WWLN.html?ex=1275624000&en=1bac1465e39c6941&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
 When Genius Failed: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/037550317X/thebigpictu09-20
 Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0143034677/thebigpictu09-20
 The Quantitative, Data-Based, Risk-Massaging Road to Riches: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05HEDGE.html?ex=1275624000&en=2752ba8f8091401a&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
 Believing (and Believing and Believing) in Bullion: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05GOLD.html?ex=1275624000&en=ab174e764458c5e5&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
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