Nouriel Roubini is a 14-Hour Party Person

John Cook · 06/28/11 04:02PM

Fameball economist, world-class doomsayer, and long-time Gawker favorite Nouriel Roubini had a 14-hour party on Saturday, beginning with a "noon...dip in the model-packed Jacuzzi" atop his Manhattan triplex and ending when the...caffeine ran out, we're guessing. They probably partied until there was no more caffeine left to keep them going at Nouriel Roubini's 14-hour "Carmens and Matadors"-themed party at his $5.5 million apartment.

Welcome to the Party, Life Insurers

cityfile · 04/08/09 05:38AM

• The Treasury is expected to announce in the next few days that it will be extending bailout funds to a handful of life insurance companies. [WSJ]
• Brian Moynihan, who took over Merrill Lynch after John Thain was ousted, is emerging as a potential successor to Bank of America chief Ken Lewis. [WSJ]
• Not that Lewis necessarily needs to be replaced, at least according to Meredith Whitney, who (bizarrely) says Lewis has "done a great job." [BN]
• Blackstone, KKR, and Carlyle are in the running to acquire the mobile phone operations that Verizon Wireless is selling now that it's acquired Alltel. [BN]
• Looks like Jim Cramer has a new enemy. Nouriel Roubini is calling the CNBC star "a buffoon," and Cramer has since responded in kind, of course. [NYP]

Vulvas of Doom

Hamilton Nolan · 03/30/09 10:10AM

Uberfameball Julia Allison attended newly-minted recession-era wackofameball economist Nouriel "Dr. Doom" Roubini's 50th birthday Saturday night, causing both to explode in a blinding flash of self-interest! But not before JA took this "vulva wall" pic.

AIG's $173 Billion Bailout Went in Part to Foreign Banks

Owen Thomas · 03/07/09 01:00PM

Where are insurance giant AIG's bailout billions really going? The White House doesn't want to tell us. But the Wall Street Journal, bless its Rupert Murdoch-owned heart, found out anyway: Foreign banks, lots of them!

The Joe Francis of Pessimism Porn

Pareene · 02/13/09 02:32PM

Doom-saying party-animal economist Nouriel Roubini has an op-ed in this Sunday's Washington Post and he's contributing to Forbes—when will he start live-Tweeting the apocalyptic economic collapse he's still predicting?

Meet the Fearmongers

cityfile · 02/11/09 02:39PM

The world is coming to an end! Prepare for the apocalypse! Okay, not really, but you'd be excused for feeling that way if you've been listening to anything that Nouriel Roubini, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, or James Grant has to say these days. Fortunately, you can separate the people who are expressing legitimate worry from the people who are just making a mint by scaring the shit out of you with this handy list of "seven attention-hungry doomsayers." [TDB]

Goodbye, Sad Davos

Ryan Tate · 02/01/09 06:01PM

Oh, World Economic Forum. You were even more of a grotesque than we'd imagined. We don't know whether to laugh or cry. Especially when we hear stories like these: