About Professor Pinch

Professor Pinch is a man of mystery. No, not really. He just wants to enjoy a good beer, a good cigar, a decent meal with his family, a video game that won't give him carpal tunnel ("No, the move sequence is X, X, Y, B, A, R1, R2, L1 then press down on both joysticks").

A regular contributor at Minyanville.com, he writes about macroeconomics and investing. Which is good, because he has a degree in economics from the University of Maryland. Just don't mention the name Christian Laettner in his presence.

He lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and son.

Food is the New Rock & Roll


Do you want to rebel against the establishment? Do you want to make a statement? Do it with your food.

On Turning 40


Have the Baby Boomers ruined aging for the rest of us?

Redefining Work and Ourselves


Is work your whole life?

Why We’re Done Occupying and We’ve Moved On

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It has been almost a year since Occupy Wall Street. The world and our mood have both changed quite a bit since then.

The Changing Nature of Risk

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We are in an era where we’re redefining what a good risk to take is, and what the reward should be for taking it.