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Brad Katsuyama of IEX
Brad Katsuyama, CEO of IEX, features prominently in Flash Boys and describes Wall Street as rigged. (Lehigh University)

The ‘Flash Boys’ Tax on Market Participants

1211 680 Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

Michael Lewis Explains the Financial Club That Lives On

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Gibbs’s discoveries dethrone well-known leaders of the green-energy movement in the United States. (Stop These Things)

‘Planet of the Humans’ Defrocks Faux Environmentalists

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Green-Energy Profiteering Compels Responsible Investment, End to Subsidies

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Why Financial Genius Will Fail Again

640 360 Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

Roger Lowenstein’s Classic Warns of Human Biases, Moral Hazard

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E. B. Tucker, author of "Why Gold, Why Now."
E. B. Tucker has written an accessible book that makes the case for precious metals amid inflation and economic turmoil. (

E. B. Tucker Pens Gold Primer Fit for Our Times

957 465 Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

Why the Shiny Metal Is Pertinent in Twenty-First Century

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Charles Wheelan speaks at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire. (Kimball Union)

‘Naked Economics’ No Match for ‘Economics in One Lesson’

1365 673 Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

Charles Wheelan’s Primer Exhibits Academic Malaise, Splintered Field

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Matthew Raphael Johnson
Matthew Raphael Johnson does more harm than good by writing on Latin America. (Realist Report)

Matthew Raphael Johnson’s Perversion of Latin American History

1285 630 Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

DIY Book Shows Pitfalls of Putting Ideology before Evidence

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Rice University, whose mascot is the owl, has for decades been home to two efficient-markets critics. (Rice University)

How Efficient Markets Became Academic Dogma

949 468 Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

John Dobelman Delivers Overdue Critique of Financial Orthodoxy

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Adolfo and Emi pose for a street photographer in Havana, 1960. (Impunity Observer)

How the Cuban Revolution Ate Its Own

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Two Brothers Tell the Unvarnished Story of Fidel Castro

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WeWork's 2019 IPO fiasco was a wake-up call for venture capital. (Wikimedia)

Can Alternative Investments Withstand Mainstream Scrutiny?

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Once deemed the Wild West of finance, alternative investments have matured and doubled their market share over the past 15 years.

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Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant.
Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant and Columbia University professor. (Institute of Physics)

What Intellectuals Resent about Laissez Faire

1603 790 Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

‘My Life as a Quant’ Reveals Envy of Physicist Turned Financial Engineer

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