Quick note to readers — I'm doing some research and would like to hear from people who bought adjustable rate mortgages in 2004-2005. If you have a horror story to tell there, please write to the press inquiries email posted at the side of this page.
Also, I'm trying to learn more about the Fed and the Greenspan era in general, so if anyone out there has ever met Greenspan, or had to deal with him in any way, I'd like to hear from you. Or if you worked in finance and have a story to tell about "Fed watching," i.e. workplace reactions to Fed moves (for instance, I talked to one person who recalled that co-workers semi-seriously used to try to predict rate changes by watching to see which direction Paul Volcker blew his cigar smoke), I'm interested in that too. Apologize for the APB — will get back to actually posting soon.