Whither Europe: The U.K. will inject $155 billion into the nation’s banking system in a move to head off ill effects of Greek elections on Sunday. That news comes after an unnamed G-20 official told Reuters yesterday that the world’s central bankers are ready to provide liquidity if the elections upset markets.
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As an in-house advertisement in the Halloween issue of Newsweek promised, Tina Brown’s dormant TV career is back from the dead.
Daily Beast TV, the online video channel The Observer first caught wind of in July, has launched on the Beast’s website. Though none of the shows bear the name of Ms. Brown’s erstwhile Read More
I’m actually shocked that Niall Ferguson, a Harvard professor, used Tolstoy’s opening line from Anna Karenina, “All happy families are alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” as the lead of his review of a book about business dynasties in my latest New Republic. It’s shocking that Ferguson would display such laziness Read More
Last night Yivo Institute on W. 16th Street hosted a talk by the Harvard historian Niall Ferguson on “Jews and Money.” How excited I was to hand over my $15. The center dedicated to the study of Yiddish-speaking Jews was bringing in a heavyweight prof, a biographer of Rothschilds and Warburgs, to anatomize the culture Read More