Hugo Lindgren

  1. No More HeroesMichael Lewis tries hard to pluck champions from the financial crisis in his new book, The Big Short, but overlooks the most weirdly au […]
  2. the new red scare
    The Global Debt Crisis Is the New Cold WarThe furor over Greece is just one of many small panics we can expect to see in the coming years.
  3. the downturnaround
    The Hummer Is Dead, Long Live the HummerOne day, we will be nostalgic for even the worst of the aughts.
  4. Obama’s Bank JobThe Volcker rules are a great political idea—even though the real problems may lie elsewhere.
  5. Let the Good Times RollMight the recovery be more robust than widely expected? Wall Street’s most respected pessimist thinks so.
  6. last night's gig
    Secret Phoenix Show Culminates With Excellent Cadillac JingleOur love for the band gets kicked into the stratosphere.
  7. sand traps
    Dubai: Bowed, But Not BrokenDubai has stabilized, but they probably won’t be building any luxury underwater resorts anytime soon.
  8. Brooklyn CallingAs the industry of music went into its death throes, the actual making and performing of it prospered on the far side of the East River. Animal […]
  9. last night's gig
    Night at the Rock Museum: Second Concert of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of FameRock’s museum waxworks come to life for a series of sometimes incongruous, sometimes inspired duets.
  10. Cranky ScienceJohn Paulson’s grumpy market advantage.
  11. Sunday GuiltConscience collides with NFL fandom.
  12. Big Wheel Keeps on TurningDavid Byrne adds bike evangelist to his eclectic résumé.
  13. money for nothing
    Utopia for a Price: All Tomorrow’s PartiesAn adventure in cultural escapism.
  14. the downturnaround
    Bob Benmosche Is an Equal Opportunity BullyThe Downturnaround is heartened to see that Andrew Cuomo isn’t the only person the new AIG CEO is talking tough to.
  15. Lizzy Goodman and Hugo Lindgren’s Want-to-HearsWhat our critics are most eager for this fall.
  16. Eat My MetalThough he’s big in Europe, Danko Jones plays small indie clubs in the U.S., where the crowds often don’t get his brand of hard rock. Perhaps tha […]
  17. T-Shirt by DarwinIt’s been burned, washed, stoned, dipped in acid, discarded and rediscovered, even shot. The evolution of a once-humble garment.
  18. the greatest depression
    The Death of Lenny Dykstra’s DreamThe beloved ex-Mets and -Phillies star files for bankruptcy.
  19. OinkhamptonRare is the East End joint that greets its customers with a full roast suckling pig—an eighteen-pounder, snout and all. But Michael and Tracey […]
  20. My Moby MakeoverCan the studio whiz save even a rank amateur? If only. But it could have been worse.
  21. ink-stained wretches
    Apocalypse Postponed: Obama Diplomacy Fixes Krugman ProblemPerhaps talking to your enemies really can change their hearts.
  22. the downturnaround
    Ford Needs to FocusFord has been running a public-relations campaign promoting their lack of reliance on the government. But so far, it sounds pretty weak.
  23. white men with money
    At First, John Paulson Was in a Wolf Pack of One …Now he has been joined by other hedge-fund managers, and they are all making lots of money together. Why?
  24. the downturnaround
    We Like the New GM Ad and We’re Not Ashamed to Admit ItIt’s not fashionable to say anything nice about the American car companies, but Hugo Lindgren does not like the alternative.
  25. the downturnaround
    The Downturnaround’s Top 10 Websites for Making Your Own Prediction About Economic RecoveryIf not for the blogosphere, Hugo Lindgren would just be a lost soul searching for a breadline to join.
  26. The World Will AdjustAmar Bhide is a professor at Columbia Business School and the author of The Venturesome Economy. Although Bhide is fairly confident that the rec […]
  27. China Is the New KingStephanie Pomboy is an economic forecaster who took her own medicine. A few years ago, after she’d been warning clients (and friends) that the h […]
  28. Detroit Looks Like a StealJames Grant, who publishes the excellent newsletter ‘Grant’s Interest Rate Observer,’ is one reason to believe Wall Street has a brain.
  29. London Is a BustNiels Jensen, an economist and partner at London-based Absolute Return Partners whose latest investor letter is titled “Green Shoots or Smoking […]
  30. The Downturnaround Is HereOr is it? A worrier’s guide to our economic future.
  31. white men with money
    David Einhorn Strikes AgainEinhorn attacks Geithner, Buffett, “hope” at annual hedge-fund conference.
  32. Giuseppe Six-packItalian beer doesn’t have quite the romantic allure of Italian wine, but it’s damn fine stuff nonetheless.
  33. white men with money
    Hedge Funds Sharpen Blades in Preparation for Annual ConferenceTomorrow’s the annual Ira Sohn Research Investment Conference offers a chance for hedge fund managers to show off.
  34. the downturnaround
    The Good Times Are Over, Long Live the Okay TimesSo you have to trade your filet for a ham sandwich. Big deal.
  35. the downturnaround
    Why New York City Won’t PopPundits and economic forecasters love coming up with elaborate scenarios for how New York City will meet its doom. The Downturnaround defies them all.
  36. the greatest depression
    The Stress-Test Results Are Out: What Now?What to expect and how to feel about today’s stress-test results.
  37. the downturnaround
    All Hail the LowballerHow the battle of wills between real-estate vultures and steadfast property owners will help the market.
  38. white men with our money
    Wait, So How Did Big Banks Go From Being Dead Broke to Having Billions for Bonuses?They just went with the flow.
  39. white men with money
    Let Them Eat Index FundsAnd also Big Macs.
  40. the downturnaround
    The Dowturnaround’s Plan to Save Herald Square (and the World)Presents for everyone!
  41. the sports section
    New N.Y. Minor-League Soccer Team Missing a Huge OpportunityWe have one gripe about the new team — what’s with the lame name?
  42. the downturnaround
    The Downturnaround Keeps Its Head When Everyone Around It Is Losing TheirsYes, the car companies are disintegrating, people are sinking their own boats, and major architectural landmarks are going for half price. But Hugo Lindgren spots a few glimmers of hope.
  43. the downturnaround
    The Downturnaround Is Long NebraskaHugo Lindgren ponders heartland values, in his semi-regular digest of non-depressing economic news.
  44. the rich hunt
    Okay, Citigroup, You’ve Pissed Us OffJets and Zen gardens we could handle, but insane retention bonuses and a stupid fire sale have put us over the edge.
  45. the downturnaround
    The Downturnaround Believes in One WorldLet’s get together and feel all right about the economy.
  46. pessimism porn
    Australia No Longer An OptionWas moving Down Under your backup plan? Think again.
  47. the downturnaround
    In Which the Downturnaround Is Tested and Keeps Its FaithTimes are dark, but today, a Saint brought us into the economic light.
  48. last night's gig
    Live, Peter Bjorn and John Do It Pre-Recession StyleLike when it was normal to be served a free, exotic cocktail from a bar carved out of ice.
  49. the downturnaround
    The Day the Street Split OpenWe thought it was over. The Infrastructure was crumbling! And then …
  50. vu.
    Slideshow: The Endangered Species of New YorkA new book chronicles the fading storefronts of our fair city.
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