Weekend Reading: Goldman, Gold, Vegas, Sex, and Commercial Real Estate

A few links from my weekly Weekend Reading column:

  • Just doing God’s work: Inside Lloyd Blankfein’s Goldman Sachs (Times)
  • Inside the Global Frenzy for Gold (NYT)
  • Las Vegas construction nears standstill (Las Vegas Sun)
  • The Technology Behind the Madoff Scam (IDD)
  • Bank of England says financiers are fuelling an economic ‘doom loop’ (Telegraph)
  • U.S. oil reserves down by record amount in 2008 (EIA)
  • Why this commercial real estate bust is different (BusinessWeek)
  • First iPhone, now Droid. Who needs Windows? (CNET)
  • Sex toys sell, even in a recession (S.F. Chronicle)