Good Reading

October 2, 2015



Facts and Figures


  • Changes in the real price of homes, car, and college tuition as compared to income:


Source: NY Times, Census Bureau, KBB. Note: some of the author’s numbers appear to be off – slightly in the case of household income, significantly in the cas...

May 22, 2015

Sorry for all the Buffett material, some of which may be old hat by now -- but the 50th anniversary is a special occasion. Hope everyone is doing well. 


-- Phil





  • "Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower" -- Hank Paulson's new book i...

June 28, 2014

Facts and Figures


  • China has used more cement in the last three years than the U.S. used in the entire 20th century. (Source:Vaclav Smil via Bill Gates; the book from which this figure is taken also looks very interesting.)

  • There are more 23 year-olds in Americ...

February 16, 2014


"The world has never seen the likes of China’s credit frenzy. From year-end 2008 through the third quarter of 2013, assets on the balance sheets of Chinese banks grew by $15.1 trillion to $24.3 trillion. That growth in assets is greater than today’s $14.6 trillio...

May 4, 2012

Sorry for another email so soon, but there has been a deluge of good stuff recently and I wanted to get this out before it got any bigger. I promise no more until June. 

Safe travels to everyone going to Omaha. 

Facts and Figures

  • According to the February Case-Sh...

August 19, 2009

Several good articles:


  1. Buffett on inflation -- excellent op-ed in today's NYT on fiscal/inflationary dangers

  2. The New American Dream: Renting -- some interesting data on homeownership rates

  3. World Population to Reach 7 Billion in 2011 -- profile of global d...

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