From a transcript of a discussion of a conversation I had with some Times editorial board people in April 2007. On page 6 of transcript.
"Moderator1: What potential catastrophes loom over the governments in L.A. and Sacramento?"
joseph mailander: home values down 30%
Robert Greene: Generational/immigrant split.
brady westwater: Public pensions, public pensions, public pensions - and public employee health benefits
joseph mailander: saudis and koreans stop buying bundles of subprime loans.
It is unseemly to toot your own horn. And these days, when so much in media is in flux, very few of us feel the same kind of respect from people who used to value some of the things we might have had to say at one time or another. Hell, they even used to send appreciative emails every now and then.
Still, things like this do seem worth noting on occasion, if only because nobody else is likely to.