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Roubini Fame Spike

A clever graph below from Ekonomi Turk (via Minyanville) which is fitting, as Nouriel Roubini was born in Istanbul. Here are a few Roubini quotes from Times Online:

  • earning 0% is better than losing 50%.

  • Buying and selling individual stocks is a waste of time

Ouch! Of course he was rightfully pessimistic about the economy and slingshotted to fame on that basis.

Had I only listened to this man, I might be able to afford to have breakfast with him!*

Roubini popularity vs the market

*Private Breakfast With Famous Economist Nouriel Roubini a.k.a. Dr. Doom