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Clash of the Financial Pundits: How the Media Influences Your Investment Decisions for Better or Worse by Jeff Macke, Joshua M. Brown

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CHAPTER 20

“CAR PEOPLE”

THE LIVE BLOG

 

FALL 2013

It’s a stunningly perfect autumn afternoon in suburban New York. Big, crisp leaves in the trees and just a touch of wind foreshadowing winter. It looks like a Robert Frost poem outside my office window. I should be outside enjoying this day. What I plan to do instead is watch a four-year-old tape of myself committing broadcasting suicide. It will be the first time I’ve ever seen the clip all the way through. I can actually taste my sense of dread.

I obviously don’t have a copy on my hard drive, so in a few minutes I’m going to run an Internet search for “Macke Car People.” Maybe I won’t find anything. I could be imagining the staying power of a throwaway segment aired on basic cable in 2009. It’s ...

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