Nouriel Roubini, otherwise know as Dr. Doom, is a world traveler. If you follow him on Twitter one day he’s in Rome and then the next day he’s jetting off to Brazil. Everyone wants to hear him speak about the impending collapse of the world economy. But he’s a lover too, and someone who can enjoy a good party now and again. He’s also someone who likes to fish. His day job? He’s an economic professor at NYU. He was the predictor of the housing collapse. It’s his face that’s constantly streamed across CNBC and Bloomberg and now it rests on the front page of Yahoo.
Is this a contrarian indicator or is he right about this “perfect storm”? Is this already baked into the stock market? Europe in a recession. China slowing. The job market in the United States tepid at best. Is it a known known, as a former secretary of defense might say. Or is this just part of Yahoo’s new partnership with CNBC and nothing more?