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Entries by James Boyce from 02/2009

Dear President Obama: I'm Willing To Run A Bank For You For 500K

| Posted 02.06.2009 | Business

I'll start with a billion of that free money the Treasury department is handing out. You lend it to people, and I'm thinking I'll charge 5% interest. I don't want to charge too much.

The Best Way To Solve A Problem Is To Understand It First

| Posted 02.11.2009 | Politics

When asked what caused the economic collapse, Democrats and Republicans alike stumble, fumble and really can't answer the question. So here are the questions everyone in Washington should be able to answer.

Bill Gates for Commerce Secretary

| Posted 02.12.2009 | Politics

So we tried a Democrat, we tried a Republican, how about we try a businessman to run the Commerce Department?

Mining The Gold Of Their Own Disaster

| Posted 02.17.2009 | Politics

In this disaster, the Republicans see gold and they are right. No matter what we do, the next 24 to 36 months are going to be bad, tough, horrible times.

Will Obama's Plan Let The Air Out Of The Bubble Slowly?

| Posted 02.19.2009 | Business

Real estate tracks inflation very well and what makes it a great long term investment is not its growth, but its ability to force people to save.

Let's Stop Enabling The Bubbleholics.

| Posted 02.24.2009 | Business

The bottom of the financial crisis will happen when we discard the corpses of the American businesses who failed themselves, their shareholders and their consumers.

I May Be A Complete Idiot But I've Never Lost $645 Million Every Day For An Entire Quarter

| Posted 02.25.2009 | Business
Read More: Economy, Business News

One thing I've never done is lose $645,000,000 a day every day for an entire quarter. Which is exactly what the so-called 'executives' at AIG have just managed to do.

When You Don't Understand the Business You're in, You're Screwed (Good-Bye Newspapers)

| Posted 02.27.2009 | Media

Ironically, delivering news through new media is cheap, fast and easy. Readers made the transition, it's just too bad so many newspapers, with so many good people, never did.