Several random -- VERY random -- thoughts and whatnot from yours truly.
- Is it just me, or is Jim Rogers making the media rounds big time? Looks like he's promoting his book, which I thought had been out for a few months now. But I could be wrong about that. Anyway, here's the latest interview I've seen, found through LewRockwell.com.
- A couple of weeks ago, I linked to Larry Kudlow's interview with Jim Grant in a Five for the Weekend installment. Among the most enjoyable things was that Kudlow talked with Grant alone. I haven't caught Kudlow's CNBC show from some time now. Yet in times past when he had someone of note on -- Gary Shilling or Wilbur Ross, for example -- they'd share a roundtable with 4 or 5 others, most of whom I suspect weren't qualified to tie the men's shoelaces. Hopefully a new trend has been established.
- THE best thing going on American cable news (and there's not much) is Andrew Napolitano, judicial analyst on Fox News. Unfortunately, he doesn't have his own prime time show (he co-hosts a morning radio show) and appears sporadically, usually in the daytime.
- Even in these high-tech times, the simple treasures of old tech like AM radio can be a wonderful thing. When the sun goes down, I can often pick up Bloomberg radio out of New York City in these parts of Virginia -- both at home (when the computer is off) and especially in the car. The only bad thing about summer is the window of listening opportunity is shortened as the days grow longer.
- I've re-read Jeffrey Goldberg's article on firing his broker, linked to here the other day. Or I should say I re-read the parts about the Arizona survivalist and Seth Klarman. Really good stuff and I even chuckled again in some parts.
- This won't win me any points with that Arizona survivalist gentleman, but I had to break down and put my air conditioning on over the weekend. (I usually try to hold out until closer to Memorial Day.)
- Regarding Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania switching parties. I assume all those complaining about Specter were equally critical of Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, who switched the other way some years back?
That's it for now.