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Entries by Sheldon Filger from 09/2009

Lehman Brothers, a Year After Its Collapse

| Posted 09.06.2009 | Business

The calculation made by Bernanke and Paulson that Lehman Brothers was expendable, especially in light of the measures taken to save AIG, Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns, not to mention Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, was destined to be proved fatally flawed.

Japan's New Government Faces Dire Economic Challenge

| Posted 09.17.2009 | World

With Japan's export machine badly hurt due to the global contraction in trade, the agenda of the new power elite in Tokyo risks a double-dip recession.

Iran's Nuclear Game Confronts President Obama

| Posted 09.26.2009 | World

As laudable as President Obama's intentions are on resolving the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomacy, I believe recent history does not leave grounds for optimism.