You may recall my mentioning that I was going to Alaska to view the splendors of Nature and watch the ice melt. That time is upon us.
Aside from the fact that it might do me some good to learn how to take a vacation, Internet access is very limited in Alaska if you are passing through. Readers in that great state advised me that every public library offers free Internet, but that seems to underscore the notion that I should get with the program and do without while I am there. I am completely off the grid August 3-10, and posting only on a limited basis now through August 3 and August 11.
Some very able readers responded to my calls for guest bloggers. In fact, I had to turn some very talented people down for now, in part because I wanted to give first dibs to people who have helped out in various ways.
So I trust you have fun with the guest bloggers. You will hopefully find them a good mix of ideas, styles, and perspectives. In fact, I’m a bit worried you might find my return (back for real August 12) a letdown.
Cassandra of Cassandra Does Tokyo, who has, for the past 18 years, been an accidental, risk-averse, though reasonably profitable hedge fund manager, and who secretly wishes to do something more meaningful and interesting (provided it has nothing to do with professional sports, fashion, or ballroom dancing)
Paul Davis. based in New Zealand, is the founder and head of research of TechInvest, which runs three Australian-licensed funds, a global market neutral fund, a technology fund, and a global equity fund
Jim Fitch of the witty, pointed, and somewhat twisted Some Assembly Required
Scott Frew, Connecticut-based manager of hedge fund Rockingham Capital Partners who is thoughtful, discerning, and pretty plugged in
Lune, a neurosurgeon who has provided much in the way of thoughtful comments and (among other things) understands healthcare economics both via some formal training and having worked on Capitol Hill as a health policy fellow. However, he has volunteered not to write about that unless the news turns that way
Steve Waldman of the provocative economics blog Interfluidity, who not only has a trenchant writing style but also knows a thing or two about central banks
I have queued up daily Antidotes du Jour while I am away.