Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Saturday, October 08, 2011
Reading between the lines ...
... often lets you know how well the journalist got on with his interview subject. Here's a beauty from this interview with Nicholas Taleb's old head trader, now running his own fund:
"Most of the time, you look like an idiot," says Spitznagel, who’s wearing a Brooks Brothers striped polo shirt and boat shoes during lunch at a restaurant across the bay from his summer home.
Stripey polo shirt and boat shoes ... classay. I think the implication is meant to be that he goes out for lunch without putting his trousers on.
Update: Definite evidence of unsoundness:
Last year, Spitznagel bought a 200-acre (80-hectare) cherry orchard and farm near his summer home in Northport Point, Michigan, that he’s converting into a goat dairy. Driving through the orchard, he lowers a window in his Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG sport utility vehicle, plucks a fresh cherry off one of his trees and pops it in his mouth.
"This is my idea of farming," he says.
JKG has a lovely little essay on the practice of rich people buying up abandoned farms (summary: try to resist the urge to farm it, if you really can't, timber). He has some fairly condign words for the people who try to innovate dairies in non-dairy territory.
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