SuperModels' Best and Worst of 2005
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Over the past year, I have picked a fight with Warren Buffett, defended Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Guns, Big Coffee, Big Water and Big Asbestos, battled for a new U.S. Navy destroyer, got chummy with chips, dug the ditch-diggers, shimmied into $200 jeans and hit for the cycle. In the process, I infuriated a lot of people, helped the rich get richer and did my best to entertain, inform and stir up trouble.
This is the time of year when columnists wax nostalgic on their hits and misses, for the sake of accountability, learning from mistakes and taking any excuse to take a second round of pot shots at straw men. In that spirit, then, please join me on a review of SuperModels 2005.My favorite column this year was the one that led the greatest number of readers to cancel their free subscriptions: My mid-June indictment of billionaire investor Warren Buffett over his vanity campaign against the U.S. dollar, titled
RecycledEvery year, I interview several new analysts and add them to my forecasting pantheon. In past years, it's been Michael Belkin, Phil Erlanger, Paul Desmond, Robert Drach and Lakshman Achuthan. This year, it's cycle specialist Tom McClellan. In my Jan. 26 column,
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