I'm writing this on a really hot, clammy day in New York. So, forgive me if I'm a little bit steamed. Recently, political journalist Matt Taibbi sounded an alarm that should have sparked a national debate about the conduct of ex-Attorney General Eric Holder. The story was crowded out by the furore over Donald Trump, … Continue reading Something Liberals and Conservatives Can Agree On: Slow Down Washington’s Revolving Door!
My friends and family sometimes tease me about being an optimist - seeing the world as a better place than it really is. Well, last week the guy here in the photo turned me into a gloomy pessimist about the dangers of hacking and the data theft. Unless our security systems get better fast, … Continue reading Hacking, Data Theft, And Why Adam Levin Scared the S**t Out of Me
I'll never forget the first thing personal finance journalist and podcaster Farnoosh Torabi said to me a few months before I launched our new weekly podcast, "How Do We Fix It?". "What is going to be your target audience?" she asked, looking me straight in the eye as we sat down for lunch at … Continue reading What I Learned About Money, Personal Finance and Podcasts From Farnoosh Torabi
Symbols of pride: flying the flag for Independence Day. Happy July 4th! Independence Day is my favorite holiday. On this vacation we celebrate something that many of us complain about for the rest of the year: our democratic institutions. As a first generation American I love the freedom that this country represents. 239 years … Continue reading My Favorite Holiday: July 4th Fireworks and Festivities Celebrate Our Freedoms and Democracy.