On the 2008 financial meltdown, fantasy baseball, and LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS at Necessary Fiction

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“It was the end of 2008 when I started writing short stories in earnest. The Great Recession had just begun, caused by the world’s largest banks playing with money it had loaned to people they knew couldn’t pay back. Bernie Madoff had just pled guilty to operating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, robbing thousands of their retirement savings. I was working in middle management as a corporate marketer, after graduating from the top undergraduate business program in the country. Many of my friends were shuttling off to top MBA schools that would ensure them six-figure-and-above salaries, while the rest of the world suffered. I was one of the fortunate, a man in a suit traveling the world, dining in the nicest restaurants on a corporate expense account, enjoying “off-sites” in places like Chamonix, Singapore, and Hong Kong.”

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