This week on Masters in Business I sit down with Bill McBride of the highly regarded economics blog Calculated Risk. Widely regarded as the best economics blog on the planet, McBride & CR were famously dead right — in public, in print and in real time — about the impending housing collapse in 2006, the recession in 2008, the economic recovery in 2009, and the housing recovery in 2010.
H/T Barry Ritholtz
I have known Bill for more than a decade, and while we have exchanged many, many emails, and occasionally chatted over the phone, this was the first time we actually sat down and had a one-on-one conversation.
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Bill talked about how the Calculated Risk blog developed, why he still has comments, and why he only rarely offers an opinion. He also explains how Tanta became his co-blogger, and what she meant to the site — as well as the loss felt by her passing.
He also takes on some of the less economic analysts — he does not have kind things to say about Zero Hedge and others who insist the data is faked or manipulated.
Masters In Business: Bill McBride Of Calculated Risk
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Books discussed include Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity For Business by John Burns & Chris Porter; House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again by Atif Mian & Amir Sufi; and The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath by Ben S. Bernanke