Michael Lewis Blog?

Can someone, preferably, the man himself, start Michael Lewis a blog? Best known for the books Moneyball and Liar's Poker, he's also had articles/columns in The New York Times, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, Portfolio (no author page), and almost assuredly The Wall Street Journal (again, no author page). Shouldn't there be a central repository of all these articles in chronological order updated as a new one is published?

What inspired me to write this post, though, was the fact that he's popped up 4 times in my RSS in the last week, so he may as well have had a blog with its own feed.

He moved his family into the biggest mansion in New Orleans to better understand the "acceptable lust" Americans have for a bigger house. He sarcastically muses about how the former CEO of Goldman has treated his former employer since becoming Secretary of the Treasury. He looks on the bright side of economic crisis. And he's writing a book about the meltdown. Also, here's a bonus article from last year I never got around to commenting on. This one includes the quotation, “If there’s been a theme to John’s life,” says his brother Nelson, “it’s pricing tail”, though it's about figuring out what to charge for insurance against cataclysmic events that have less than a 1% chance of happening.

3 thoughts on “Michael Lewis Blog?

  1. Randy Eigen

    You have brilliantly exposed some of the issues that are deeply rooted in our financial services industry, however, if you look into FASB rules of accounting for public companies you will find even more examples of how our system encourages bad long term decisions in favor of short term benefits (higher share price). For example, if a company has a lease on 100,000 squaree feet of space which they no longer need, if they market it for sublease, they must take the rightdown in the current period which will negatively impact the share price. Obviously, paying for space they no longer need is wasteful and in the long run hurts the company, but often a company will not put the space on the market to avoid the above result. Guess who’s income is tied to share price?

  2. jmwamboldt

    people just don”t come in under the radar for their Rep 7 licence to sell stock and bonds – back in 1984 the loopholes for miscommunication that could lead to misuse I found two in the study book.

    The idea of bundling and insurance was the first step. Taking the next step in anything, usually starts the creative process of any invention that makes it a viable or not product. Whatthe craftors left out was the computer capacity to itemize each mortgage and update its risk. In any event, asset risk management is at best the brainchild of its inventor – highly complicated and arbitrary.

  3. John Osbon

    Yes, someone get Michael a blog. I am dying to read his opinion on indexing, pro or con. Besides, we need humor wherever we can find it and he’s a funny guy. John

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