What a Mess

4 01 2009

Tim O’Reilly has referred another goodie today. I found the information about the credit rating agencies like Moody’s very interesting. I forgot about them. Why weren’t they doing their job? 

The End of the Financial World as We Know It

When  you get to the end of the article, make sure to click the link entitled: 

Continued at “How to Repair a Broken Financial World.”

The authors speak about the revolving door between the S.E.C and Wall Street. Smacks of collusion to me.

The report sent by Harry Markopolos to the S.E.C in 2005 alerting them to the Bernard Madoff ponzi scheme can be found here:




Happy New Year

1 01 2009

I haven’t pinned down my resolutions yet.  They’ll most likely involve new habits or learning new things.  That worked well for me last year.  

On the other hand, I have so much going on this year that I’m not sure I’ll have the time to learn something new. If anything, my time management skills should improve! 

I do have high hopes for the coming year.  2009 is turning out to be the Year of Life Events. There’s going to be weddings, graduations, and a baby.

I think 2009 is going to be one of those years I’ll use to add or subtract time. You know what I mean. It’s how you figure out when something happened. It usually goes something like, “Jonas was potty trained so that meant he was two so it must have been 2011 when we bought that couch.” 2009 will become a baseline year in my life. A milestone.

It’s going to be an exciting time!