Comments on: Maneker on Salmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: EastEuropeanWay http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/comment-page-1/#comment-6920 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:54:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/#comment-6920 In a very competitive market, he manages to be clear, well informed and very interesting. This is FS’s role – a well informed commentator helping the layman keep up with what’s new in his field. I guess this is why he’s so appreciated, not because people think he’s Bernanke or Mankiw.

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By: EastEuropeanWay http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/comment-page-1/#comment-6918 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:45:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/#comment-6918 I liked Maneker’s article – it tried to tackle the reason why FS is so popular. My feeling was that he’s puzzled why someone without very strong academic credentials would be read on topics as important. And he’s definitely right – FS is no academic and doesn’t deal with financial issues with the same detail that Ben Bernanke would do if he were to publish articles on the last two years.

But Maneker has got the wrong reference point. He should compare FS with the other financial journalists – and here’s where he shines.

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By: Grey Economics http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/comment-page-1/#comment-6916 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:30:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/#comment-6916 Actually, when I read Felix, I try and switch between accents from all the characters on the Goon Show.

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By: quantacide http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/comment-page-1/#comment-6911 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 18:31:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/#comment-6911 Grey Economics, do you read Felix in a cockney accent like I do, also?

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By: Grey Economics http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/comment-page-1/#comment-6901 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:21:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/#comment-6901 And (seriously now) Felix is a pleasure to read- he revels in the details (re: Gaussian copula function) but makes it understandable to morons like me. Cheers!

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By: Grey Economics http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/comment-page-1/#comment-6900 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:09:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/#comment-6900 I read Felix because he’s got the best accent of ANY blogger EVER.

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By: quantacide http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/comment-page-1/#comment-6895 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:33:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/#comment-6895 I read Felix b/c he’s got depth and a smattering of personal interests to accentuate (like Ritholtz w/ his supercar posts). But you still have to read DB and ZH for the sensationalism.

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By: Brown Ram http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/comment-page-1/#comment-6891 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:08:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/#comment-6891 I read him because he writes well. Unlike other financial bloggers (who, perhaps unsurprisingly) clearly lean libertarian and Republican, Salmon doesn’t color his columns with too much of his ideology (or maybe I just agree with him more).

Most importantly, he clearly researches what he writes about, thus making him more reliable.

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By: otto http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/comment-page-1/#comment-6886 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:36:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/#comment-6886 I just read him for the cycling tips

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By: bdbd http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/comment-page-1/#comment-6885 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:28:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/maneker-on-salmon/#comment-6885 Perhaps “ironic” refers to the general characterization of blogs (across all topics) and even the internet as somehow shallow and of the moment, rather than deep and of the ages.

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