Read — 2014/05/21

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. 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.”
  2. Summer’s Winners: 20 Wines for $20“, by Eric Asimov (NY Times).
  3. 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.
  4. The house that math built“, by Katie Daubs (Toronto Star).
  5. Mary Ellen and Walter Rudin Residence“, by Peter Beers. Photographs of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Walter Rudin House.