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The most important news you will read this week

October 15, 2009

It was buried deep, deep in the Arts section of Tuesday's NYT, but nonetheless, sitting in an airport food court, I found it: ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ Sequel Lands in Britain Apparently it is not standard practice for British men and women to gather dressed in bathrobes and toting towels. When hundreds of fans thus clad assembled […]

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How did I miss this?

July 1, 2009

In a post called "So Long and Thanks for All the F-Tests", Freakonomics writes about a new book called Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist’s Companion, which they describe as: ...the rare book that captures the feeling of how to go about trying to attack an empirical question; and it does this by working through two […]

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Finding the bottom

May 7, 2009

Russell Napier wrote the book on identifying bear market bottoms (really) and Alphaville provides selections from an interview he recently gave to the FT. Fascinating stuff, if you like reading your news through Roubini-tinted glasses. The concept of identifying any sort of local minimum without the benefit of hindsight is inherently questionable, but the use […]

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The burger's good, too

February 20, 2008

Tonight after squash I started to cook dinner, but after setting off the smoke alarm for what I must confess was the second time since I moved here, I headed over to Harry's Steakhouse/Cafe (I'm not sure which one I go to. I think it's the cafe. Whichever one is downstairs.). After a late match, […]

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