DAN DORFMAN, 1931-2012
Nobody will ever mistake him for Walter Bagehot, but there wasn’t financial journalist around who embodied the go-go, pre-tech bubble stock market of the 1990s more thoroughly than Dan Dorfman did. Equity trading desks would fall silent every afternoon at 12:36, turn up the volume on CNBC, and listen to whatever wacky stock story (which occasionally turned out to be semi-true, if I recall) he’d come up with that day–then the stock involved would go nuts. What a great time. RIP. . . .