Off-Day TV Guide: September 9

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Another Thursday off-day coinciding with football. It's one of the few consolations us Marlins fans have at the moment...
  • 7:30 pm EDT NCAA FB Auburn at Miss St (ESPN): Hopefully better than their 2008 contest, in which Auburn prevailed by a score of 3-2.
  • 8:30 pm EDT NFL Minnesota at New Orleans (NBC): I hope Favre fails in entertaining fashion. 
Tonight's book recommendation is The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, by Michael Lewis. I'm totally late to the party on this, but it is essential reading if you want to know about the events leading up to the Crash of 2008 and the bursting of the housing bubble. Lewis is a wonderful writer, and the story is impeccably reported and explained well enough that a financial novice can understand the construction of a synthetic CDO. Pair the book with The Giant Pool of Money, the fantastic episode of This American Life which traces the origins of the housing bubble.


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