Archive for the ‘NY TImes Magazine’ tag
A column about banking regulation and the surprising stability of some of the sketchier corners of finance.
This clear explanation of what’s going on in Europe was almost entirely written by Caitlin Kenney, Jacob Goldstein, and Dan Kedmey, my colleagues (and friends) at Planet Money who were very kindly helping me while I was distracted by other things.
Make sure to check out the awesome map.
A mild celebration of mild inflation in my latest NY Times column.
Could every day be like Black Friday? Sure. Just add a little inflation.
My Second column looks at the sad, grim truth about taxes.
My first NY Times Magazine column on what politicians say and what they can actually do about the jobs crisis.
Fadi is a 23-year-old unemployed computer programmer who lives in his parents’ apartment in a nice, middle-class neighborhood in Amman, Jordan. Down one street is the big Amman McDonald’s , down another is Fadi’s mosque, where he prays several times a day. Stocky, with a big, messy beard, Fadi speaks softly, hunched over, looking at the ground. When he makes an important point, he asks you to repeat it, and when you show you understand, he lifts his head, leans back with a great smile and says, ” Sah ,” ”correct.” One day, he explained to me in careful detail why he wants to be a shaheed , a suicide bomber against the United States, quoting at length from the Koran. But when he’s not talking about blowing himself up and killing American troops, Fadi talks about his other great dream. ”I want to be a programmer at Microsoft ,” he says. ”Not just a programmer. I want to be well known, famous.”