Sententiae viri ex temporibus duobus

End of an Era

I’ve been preparing for the GRE since summer, July, actually. Tuesday I take the test. That may explain why writing here has been so sparse.

I’m a bit daunted, I’m doing the drills about where I need to, and yet I still worry. When the 4 hours is up I will see two numbers, thereafter I shall be elated ( whee! ) or, like the proverbial groundhog, shall have to return to my study den.

Here’s the truth: I’m sick and tired of the study den!

So, I spend, what I hope, will be this last Saturday looking at quantitative comparisons.

Anyway, here’s a great interview with the inimitable Paul Volcker:

“It seems to me what our nation needs is more civil engineers and electrical engineers and fewer financial engineers,” Volcker said.