Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Why won't Jon Stewart of the Daily Show read Fubarnomics???

Don't get me wrong. I love The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and watch it at first airing most nights. And I realize that part of Jon's schtick is to pretend he is less intelligent and more ignorant than he actually is. But why won't he read Fubarnomics, or at least the chapter on the recent financial crisis? I sent him a copy over the summer and understand that he can't have every author on his show, which airs only 4 nights a week and only like 40 weeks a year. But if he would read it for his own edification, he wouldn't have to submit his audience to long rambling interviews like the one last night (11/16/10) and embarrass himself by positing inane hypotheses.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Credit cards for students (and spouses)

Students often ask me for advice about their personal finances, especially credit cards. Henceforth I will point them to this site:
10 Things College Students Should Know About Credit Cards and eagerly await the day they have a site "100,000 things spouses should know about credit cards." ;-)

Kudos for this blog.

The last week was ... wow ... very hectic. I received notice that this blog has been rated one of America's Top 50 American History blogs by History Masters! Check it out, #36.