Book Review: Manhattan in Maps

Book Review: Manhattan in Maps

This beautiful book, Manhattan in Maps: 1527 – 1995  by Robert Augustyn and Paul Cohen, is sadly out of print, a sorry fate for such a beautiful book. Used copies are available at ridiculously cheap prices. I bought mine on Amazon for about $10, probably a mere...
Whither Interest Rates

Whither Interest Rates

Will interest rates go up? The Fed will almost certainly raise short-term rates–if not in September then likely in December–if only because they’ve talked themselves into a corner. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that broader interest rates...
They Built Queens Upside Down & Backwards

They Built Queens Upside Down & Backwards

New York, meaning Manhattan, was laid out by the genius Commissioners of 1811. They designed a city that didn’t exist yet. In those days New York was a village at the southern tip of the island. But the result was that everybody knew where the streets would go...
Predictions for Future STEM Employment

Predictions for Future STEM Employment

This article was originally written in July, 2013. I think it is still mostly accurate. What follows are predictions for future employment in STEM fields–science, technology, engineering, and math–over the next ten or fifteen years. They are based on my...