Devika Patel

Devika Patel

Devika Patel, a native New Yorker, writes about finance for people who like that sort of thing. She moved to Tennessee ten years ago and still considers the South more foreign than Europe


Losing the Great Game in Afghanistan

Sep 16 2011

Ten years ago, I watched the Twin Towers fall. A San Francisco Examiner headline the next day summed up my feelings fairly well: “Bastards!” Of


A Fiscal Quarrel Called The Civil War

Jun 03 2011

Confederates are a misunderstood bunch. April marked 150 years since the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, launching the Civil War. Though hostilities didn’t