Salmon is, arguably, the most statistically dexterous journalist in America, and his work has set “a new standard in statistical investigative reporting” (according to the citation that went with a recent award for “excellence” from the American Statistical Association). His reporting on financial markets can be relied on, always, to cut through the considerable chatter at the souk.
Quote-Unquote: “Back in January, the bien-pensant received opinion was that AIG’s stock was worthless, and that the market was delusional in valuing the company at $26 billion. The company’s debts to the U.S. government were just too large, we all said, for there to be anything left over for shareholders. Does anybody still think that way?”
America’s Top Economic & Business Commentators
15. FELIX SALMON