A Pleasant Piece of News

Posted by: Michael Mandel on May 13

I just wanted to let the readers of this blog know that I’m a finalist for the Loeb Award for Business and Financial Journalism in the commentary category.

And I wanted to thank all you folks as well. What’s fun is that the award entry included a post from this blog. Here’s the pieces we entered (the first one is the blog post). The first three appeared only online.

“Fannie, Freddie, and Schrodinger’s Cat”

“Mandel: It’s Not A Crisis of Confidence”

“Madoff and the Global Economy”

“The U.S. Economy’s Best Bet: The Intangible Sector”

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Reader Comments

CompEng

May 18, 2009 01:17 PM

Congratulations!

empedos

May 18, 2009 02:21 PM

All the best!

LAO

May 19, 2009 08:47 AM

Well done. Best of luck.

robert

May 21, 2009 02:16 AM

http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/economicsunbound/archives/2009/01/american_recess.html

American Recession, Chinese Depression? Parallels to 1929

Posted by: Michael Mandel on January 12

Is China today like the U.S. in 1929?

This morning brings reports that U.S. imports plummeted in November.Since August non-petroleum imports, adjusted for inflation, are down 10% with no sign yet of a bottom.

At the same time, Chinese exports are starting to fall. According to this morning’s report,

jcage

May 21, 2009 02:17 AM

Did this blog of yours also run for the this award?

http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/economicsunbound/archives/2009/01/american_recess.html

American Recession, Chinese Depression? Parallels to 1929

Posted by: Michael Mandel on January 12

Is China today like the U.S. in 1929?

This morning brings reports that U.S. imports plummeted in November.Since August non-petroleum imports, adjusted for inflation, are down 10% with no sign yet of a bottom.

At the same time, Chinese exports are starting to fall. According to this morning’s report,

Tom E.

May 21, 2009 06:50 AM

Congrats. You are usually early pointing out new trends and you take the arrows that pioneers usually get for going against the prevailing consensus. Regarding the Chinese export story mentioned by Jcage; it is too early to tell how that will play out. The Chinese government numbers are suspect. On the other hand there could be a dynamic at work where China is taking market share from other exporters of a shrinking pie. Too early to tell.

Mike Mandel

May 21, 2009 03:50 PM

Jcage

I've been wrong about a lot more things than that. But China, in particular, has been particularly hard to call. My biggest error: For years I was writing that the global financial system was fragile, but any break was more likely to come in China than in the U.S. So far that has turned out to be very wrong.

Thank you for your interest. This blog is no longer active.

 

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