Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Human Dimension of the Financial Crisis

Anyone who has spent any time wondering about who might best chronicle the decline and fall of the New York financial world has doubtless come up with a single name: Tom Wolfe.

Who better than the author of "The Bonfire of the Vanities" to recount the extraordinary series of events that culminated in last fall's financial catastrophe? Who better than Wolfe to capture the larger-than-life personalities who ruled that world? And who better to render the human dimension of the financial crisis?

Perhaps Wolfe is hard at work on the project as we write. Hopefully the brief fiction from the most recent Vanity Fair, entitled: "The Rich Have Feelings, Too," is just the first light before the sunrise. Link to Wolfe's piece here.

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