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  • Wall Street Bailout

    Geithner's Flawed, but not Larcenous, Bailout Plan

    Commenting on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s latest bank bailout plan, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told Reuters: Quite frankly, this amounts to robbery of the American people. I don’t think it’s going to work because I think there’ll be a lot of anger about putting the losses so much on … More

    The Unregulated Bailing Out the Regulated

    Great observation by Michael Barone on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s latest bank bailout plan: Democrats like Barack Obama and Barney Frank, at least on the campaign trail or in sound bites, have portrayed the financial crisis as the product of deregulation. The solution, they say, is more regulation. … My … More

    Morning Bell: Government, Inc.

    “If you don’t return it on your own, we will do it for you.” So warned Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) referring to the $165 million in bonuses paid to employees of the 80% taxpayer owned insurance company AIG. And how did Schumer plan to force those employees to give their … More

    AIG, Bonuses and Bankruptcy

    Bonuses for AIG employees? News this weekend that troubled insurer AIG, after receiving over $170 billion in taxpayer funds to prop itself up, is planning to pay some $1.2 billion in bonuses and retention payments met with general outrage from the average man in the street to the man in … More