Monday, August 29, 2005

A Bubbe Meise in the Times - Literally

This is an article by Ben Stein about what he wished someone had taught him before college, specifically about investing.

I'm not crazy about the article and not all of it rings true for me (I have been blessed with excellent roommates), but i loved all the gratuitous Columbia mentions - of Hamilton Hall and Contemporary Cvilizations.

And it also marks the first time I've ever seen the phrase "bubbe meises" in the Times.

3 Comments:

At 8/29/05, 10:09 PM, Blogger EN said...

I think he is on the money. It is important to invest early when a person has time and money. (I may think that because I am an accounting major). Work and clarity of thought are important guides for life.

 
At 8/30/05, 4:51 AM, Blogger Paul said...

those staples of bubbe meises (a Yiddish term meaning something like "grandma's wisdom")

---- it means exactly the opposite: an 'old wives' tale'

 
At 8/30/05, 9:26 AM, Blogger Eli7 said...

Yeah, apparently the editors at the Times don't speak Yiddish. (Though if Ben Stein were going to Columbia now, he could major in Yiddish - something you can't do at YU.)

 

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