Sneak Peek at Weekend Reading.

Here is a sneak peek at some links from my weekly Weekend Reading column over at

  • The usual suspects are queued up to challenge the Fed’s efficacy (
  • In era of delays, airport hotels gain popularity (The Boston Globe)
  • AQR hedge fund lost almost 15% through mid-February (
  • Are suburbs the next urban slum? (Atlantic)
  • The much-ballyhooed Apple iPhone SDK will be late (BusinessWeek)
  • Warren Buffett doesn’t noticed naked people when playing bridge (CBS News)
  • Good stuff in Investment Postcards, including discussion of increased infrastructure spending in BRIC countries (Investment Postcards)


  1. We saw this in Austin. The housing boom in the 80’s created a lot of cheap housing, which just turned into crumbling neighborhoods when the bottom dropped out of the market. It’s a good point about the quality of the houses. Also, I’m scared to imagine how these houses will look in ten years, huge identical houses on tiny lots with narrow streets.

  2. Hey Paul,
    Do you have any thoughts on the Visa IPO you’d like to share with the world?