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Entries by Peter S. Goodman from 12/2010

Bailouts Are For Banks: Unemployed People Get Zilch

Posted 12.01.2010 | Business

In Washington, the agenda has long since moved on from bailing out megabanks to figuring out how to stop paying for things that regular people need --...

Deficit Fears May Bring Short-Term Pain

Posted 12.02.2010 | Business

Sample the rhetoric spewing out of Washington and saturating the media and you could come away with the idea that the United States is about to spend ...

Unemployment Climbs, No Relief In Sight

Posted 12.03.2010 | Business

NEW YORK -- The American unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in November and the economy added a paltry 39,000 net jobs, the government reported thi...

Jamie Dimon Profile Misses The Point: Trusting Bankers Is Too Stupid To Try Again

Posted 12.05.2010 | Business

Poor, sad Jamie Dimon, the frustrated and--by his account--tragically misunderstood chief of megabank J.P. Morgan Chase. It's not enough that he gets...

Middle Class Strife Left Out of Conversation

Posted 12.14.2010 | Business

Oh, to live in Washington, where the annoyances of external reality are so conveniently ignored and The Conversation can be changed like an un-liked s...

Obama Foreclosure Relief: Even 'Success' Is Hellish

Posted 12.16.2010 | Business

Never had Debra Town missed making a payment, she says. But when she lost her job as an accountant in December 2008, in the midst of the worst stretch...

Tax Cuts For The Rich, Scraps For The Jobless

Posted 12.17.2010 | Business

The grotesque deal to extend the grotesque tax cuts for the wealthiest of the wealthy has rendered unmistakable something that should already have bee...

Kaplan Tarnishes Washington Post Legacy

Posted 12.23.2010 | Business

Nearly four decades ago, the Washington Post found itself faced with the sort of agonizing decision that can define a reputation. The New York Times h...