Sunday, November 30, 2008

RIP Tanta

You taught us well, and left us with no excuses. Thank you, Tanta, for clearing the fog. We'll do our best to live up to your example. RIP.

Sad News: Tanta Passes Away


Deflationary Jane said...

I read that last night and cried. I posted on AB's site just now but it's worth repeating-

"And round that early-laurelled head
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
And find unwithered on its curls
The garland briefer than a girl's."

I can't help but think of how much money we've thrown at Wall St. and wonder what we could have achieved if we'd spent it on cancer research. My anger is only eclipsed by my sadness.

The world is a dark place now. She will be very very missed.

Deflationary Jane said...

ps. the mortgage pig homage was perfect >; )

Anonymous said...

We'll miss her.


patient renter said...

I think she was at her best when she was tearing apart some journalist (like Gretchen Morgenson) or expert, which I know doesn't sound like the most admirable trait, but it took incredible intelligience to challenge the factory of misinformation that we're faced with every day and to come out on top every time. That's what I'll remember her for.

Max said...

The appearance of Tanta was a turning point for me. Before her writings, my understanding of the mortgage crisis was vague and inexact. Her work crystallized for me the precise reasons how the bubble was a true departure from the norm, why the departure took place, what can be done to fix the crisis, and why that fix won't be pretty. And she made an incredibly tedious subject understandable with wit and humor.

She set the bar higher than any other blogger I'm aware of, and I'll always remember and respect her.

smf said...

At least she accomplished something that few of us will ever do...

...she will be remembered by thousands, if not millions of people.

The outpouring of support and appreciation for what she did must bring some comfort to her family.