Felix Salmon

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Recent Articles By The Author

Salmon: The Problems of HFT, Joe Stiglitz Edition

Salmon: The Problems of HFT, Joe Stiglitz Edition

Does the theory that traders seeking profit ultimately cause more harm than good apply equally to high-frequency trading and other domestic markets? The Nobel prize-winning economist says yes.

Salmon: Private Equity Math, Nuveen Edition

Salmon: Private Equity Math, Nuveen Edition

TIAA-CREF is buying Nuveen Investments for $6.25 billion. The sale marks the end of an ill-fated acquisition by private equity shop Madison Dearborn in 2007, just before everything fell apart.

Salmon: A Smarter Way of Subsidizing Parenthood

Salmon: A Smarter Way of Subsidizing Parenthood

If you don't want to start fiddling with the tax code to penalize the childless, maybe an easier way to achieve much the same goal would be to invest more, at a federal level, in education.

Salmon: Mark Zuckerberg, the Warren Buffett of Technology?

Salmon: Mark Zuckerberg, the Warren Buffett of Technology?

He knows that if he wants to build a company that will last decades, it's going to have to outlast Facebook as we currently conceive it.

Salmon: Annals of Captured Regulators, NY Fed Edition

Salmon: Annals of Captured Regulators, NY Fed Edition

The head of the New York Fed has delayed an important piece of bank regulation just because it might make his rate-setting job more difficult.