The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Obama’s Gotta Go
That’s the title of a controversial essay written for Newsweek by the historian-economist Niall Ferguson. It’s included here in the Reader because Ferguson’s scathing critique of Obama is very much based on the financial well being of families.
Rebuttals to Ferguson’s argument have piled up quickly. Here’s some extensive fact-checking by as associate editor at The Atlantic magazine.
And here's a take from the British newspaper The Telegraph that offers another critique.
Are you protected?
Canada Deposit Insurance Corp. created this calculator to help people find out whether their savings and bank accounts are protected if their financial institution fails.
Big bucks in books
The top grossing authors of the past year.