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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 03/2009

Geithner's Folly

| Posted 03.01.2009 | Politics

All of Obama's good work will be for naught if his team doesn't get the banking system functioning again.

White House Confidential

| Posted 03.08.2009 | Politics

From: Barack Obama To: Rahm Emanuel
Dear Rahm, I'm concerned that I'm getting only one viewpoint on how to solve the banking crisis.

Lifting the Tarp: Will President Obama's Economic Team Lead Him Off a Cliff?

| Posted 03.15.2009 | Politics

The outrage over the AIG bonuses is a sideshow. The larger problem, both financially and politically, is the entire strategy for rescuing the banks. Obama needs to get a second opinion.

Geithner's Last Stand

| Posted 03.22.2009 | Politics

The indignation over AIG will serve a useful purpose if it focuses public attention on the much larger issue of the failure of the entire approach that Tim Geithner and Larry Summers are using to rescue the banking system.

Obama's Banking Rescue: O for Opaque

| Posted 03.29.2009 | Politics

I fear that these columns have been too polite. What we have is something perilously close to a dictatorship of the Fed and the Treasury, acting in the interests of Wall Street.