Prescient and perceptive, David Leonhardt has earned my respect and admiration over the years. Most recently, his column last week–headlined “The Bears and the State of Housing,” about which more below–got me thinking. Which is the point.
A dummy, Leonhardt isn’t.
According to a Times bio, he is a New York native who studied applied math at Yale and then worked for Business Week and the Washington Post. Since 2000, he has written for the Times and has been a columnist there since 2006. He was one of the writers who produced the paper’s 2005 series on social class in the United States.
His “Economic Scene” column on Aug. 15, 2007 provided rare early warning, which I unfortunately failed to heed, about the Wall Street’s euphoria. Said Leonhardt:
Going forward, one possibility is (more…)