• Obits

    Outspoken Hedge Fund Manager Seth Tobias Found Dead

    Seth Tobias was found dead in the pool of his home near Palm Beach. He was general partner of the Circle T hedge fund and a frequent commentator on financial news. He was just forty-four years old. News reports say that Tobias was discovered by his wife. She called the police at 1 a.m. Investigators […]

    / Sep 5, 2007 at 10:37 AM
  • Milton Friedman, Obits

    Singing The Praises of Milton Friedman

    We were planning to do a big piece on Milton Friedman today. And really, we tried. But, as the Sage of Dagobah says, “There is no try. There is only do and do not.” Today we fell squarely on the “do not” side of the line. Really, we’re probably just too emotional to handle the […]

    / Nov 17, 2006 at 4:05 PM
  • Economics, Milton Friedman, Obits

    Milton Friedman Is Dead

    From the Wall Street Journal: Nobel prize winner Milton Friedman, one of the most influential economists of the last century, died today. He was 94. Mr. Friedman’s death was also announced at a conference of the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington by the institute’s vice president of academic affairs, James A. Dorn. The audience of […]

    / Nov 16, 2006 at 12:35 PM
  • Obits

    Former Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen Dead

    Lloyd Bentsen, who served as a congressman and U.S. senator from Texas, Treasury secretary in Bill Clinton’s administration and 1988 Democratic vice presidential candidate, is dead at age 85. In his first run for the Senate , Bentsen defeated Congressman George Bush. In the 1988 presidential race, Bentsen and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis were beaten […]

    / May 23, 2006 at 11:59 AM

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