Capital Gains and Games
March 24th will be CG&G's second anniversary.
Since Andrew, Pete, Troy, and I joined forces two years ago, the country has gone through a financial meltdown and a recession, the first African American was elected president of the United States, the budget debate has become (to put it mildly) extremely bitter, the New York Yankees won the World Series (Sorry Andrew, I had to include that), and the blogosphere has gone mainstream. CG&G has been noticed, noted, cited, and criticized, sometimes all at the same time by the same person.
There have been two big additions to the team-- Bruce Bartlett and Ed Andrews -- and both have had an immediate impact on everything from the public discourse to CG&G's numbers.
The one thing we haven't done is change CG&G's look. That's what's coming.
Troy is working on a new design that will be cleaner, more modern, and make it possible for us to accommodate the additional advertising requests we're getting. It will also make it possible for us to do more with audio and video.
It’s a pleasure to announce that Edmund L. Andrews, who just left the New York Times after a long and distinguished career as a business and economics correspondent, has joined Capital Gains and Games.
Ed’s posts will begin on January 4, but many of you already know his writing because you’ve been reading his reports for decades. During his more than 20 years with the Times, Ed covered everything from the Internet and biotech revolutions to the emergence of capitalism in central Europe and Russia and the Federal Reserve under Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke.
Andrew, Pete, Bruce, Troy, and I are very happy and exceptionally proud to announce that Capital Gains and Games will have a new arrival the first week of 2010.
A high-profile former reporter from one of the biggest names in journalism will be joining us.
Details and the big formal announcement to follow soon.
On behalf of Andrew, Bruce, Pete, Troy, and me, it's safe to say that we were humbled (and that doesn't happen to us that often) when we were notified yesterday that CG&G is included on this list of the top 100 economic blogs for online students.
Once again, we'd like to thank the academy, our 6th grade economics teachers, our agents at CAA, our families, and...
Can a CG&G reality show be that far behind?
Andrew, Pete, Troy and I are pleased and exceptionally happy to announce that, beginning today, Bruce Bartlett, who has made a career in Washington with his take-no-prisoners analysis on budget and tax issues, has joined Capital Gains and Games.
In case you’re not familiar with him, Bruce is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Impostor: How George W. Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, and hundreds of articles in national publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and New Republic.