Read — 2014/05/21
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “After Fed, Bernanke Offers His Wisdom, for a Big Fee“, by Alexandra Stevenson (NY Times). Dr. Bernanke earned about $200,000 a year as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Now he earns about $200,000 an afternoon, when that afternoon involves a speaking engagement. Says David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, “You can spend $250,000 for Bernanke’s time at a private dinner, or you could just sit down and read what people like Janet Yellen and Mark Carney have to say…You can actually do [the latter] for free and draw pretty much the same conclusions.”
- “Summer’s Winners: 20 Wines for $20“, by Eric Asimov (NY Times).
- “The people’s toll“, by Rose Lincoln (Harvard Gazette). If you’re around Harvard Yard on a lazy Sunday afternoon, join the Russian Bell Ringers at Lowell House.
- “The house that math built“, by Katie Daubs (Toronto Star).
- “Mary Ellen and Walter Rudin Residence“, by Peter Beers. Photographs of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Walter Rudin House.