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Awesome press for Occupy Finance #OWS

September 18, 2013

Yesterday was pretty amazing, in spite of the fact that we realized a page was missing from the book. The missing page, which was supposed to be between pages 38 and 39, is available here.

UPDATE: the online version of Occupy Finance is now complete.

Hey, but it’s still a great book, and we got lots of fantastic press. Here’s the list so far:

  1. FT Alphaville with Lisa Pollack
  2. NPR with Margot Adler
  3. Bloomberg with Matt Levine
  4. New York Times with William Alden
  5. Daily Kos with medicalquack

We also got a nice mention on occupy.com and a preview from member Jerry Ashton on his Huffington Post blog.

Thank you guys!

And readers, if you really want a copy of the book, send me email with your address. Our group meeting this Sunday will consist of an envelope-stuffing party. My email address is on my “About” page.


Categories: #OWS, finance
  1. September 18, 2013 at 9:54 am

    By sheer chance I was driving yesterday and turned NPR on just as the interview with our mathbabe started. 🙂 Great press and great interview.


  2. Mark
    September 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Has the Scribd version of the book been updated to include the missing page? It does not appear so. 38 ends with ‘re-‘ and 39 starts with ‘parties.’ That quick fix would go the furthest the most easily it seems.


    • September 19, 2013 at 9:01 am

      We would love to, and will, but that version was done but the pdf that looks like a book was done by an designer and we need to work with her to fix it.

      We have posted the missing page on Scribd:.http://www.scribd.com/doc/169221333/page-38-5-of-Occupy-Finance


      • Josh
        September 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

        Please note, the missing page was added to the Scribd version last week. Sorry to be slow to make note of it.

        Also, we are planning a second printing soon so would really appreciate comments/corrections.


        • Mark
          September 25, 2013 at 1:48 am

          THANKS! 🙂


  3. David
    September 19, 2013 at 3:10 am


    Can one help out with the stuffing of envelopes on Sunday ? Thanks



    • September 19, 2013 at 6:37 am


      You bet! It’s going to happen at the regular meeting. More information here.

      And we’re having a book club from 2-3 to talk about the first chapter of the book as well.



  4. September 19, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Glad to help out and I don’t know where exactly but it got some coverage in France and Russia as I have been trying to find the folks that republish my blog w/o link back to me for a few months now, so international by accident with 3 in Russia and 1 in France, so can’t tell you exactly where but they ping everything I post:)


  5. September 19, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I forgot something and it’s a bit off topic but saw this, 12 week crash course to become a data scientist and land a job..costs $14k but they will work with one on the payments and give you a credit if you use their job placement service when you complete the course..Zipfian courses. It states the company has already partnered with Facebook and LinkedIn as they need data scientists..so this kind of gives one an idea of the focus the course might have, but still…12 weeks and a promise of a job if you pass?

    Time frame seems like it’s pretty tight. I wonder if they are going to be pushing the use of the “web modeling sites” that have popped up lately where they advertise anyone can model and you get a set of tools that require little if any coding and then you can market and sell your model too. It’s a platform so you are not digging down deep in skills. It just got my curiosity aroused a bit as to what caliber of data scientists will be coming out to go to work from the program?



  6. Mike Schneider
    September 19, 2013 at 10:54 am

    On the missing page, Warren Buffett’s last name is misspelled. And Paul Volcker’s last name is spelled correctly in one sentence, then misspelled in the next sentence.

    I love the blog and I’m looking forward to reading the book.

    – schneid


  7. Mike Schneider
    September 19, 2013 at 11:03 am

    After a quick glance, I found another error in the book. On page 21, it says “Note the following examples of skewed incentives:”, but the examples are missing.

    Can you suggest to whom I should report errors?


    • Josh
      September 19, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Actually, they are there but the formating of them got messed up. The next sections “Financial Sector Has Used the Crisis as a Growth Tool”
      Increasing Risk from Artificial Protection”
      “Implicit Subsidies” and “Too Big to Jail” are the examples of skewed incentives.

      But, we agree it is not clear and we will correct when we get a chance (though, unfortunately not clear when that will be.

      Please e-mail joshosnodgrass@gmail.com to report errors. And thanks for the careful read.


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