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Congressional Bailout

Red Light Swaps

Cate Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cate Long

Recently several Republican representatives, including Scott Garrett, have questioned whether derivatives helped create the financial crisis. Did derivatives cause the financial crisis? You bet.

How to Attract the Leaders to Rebuild our Economy

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

Offering CEOs big money to come and run companies does not guarantee great leadership. In fact, the practice may attract the wrong leaders altogether.

Why Bailing Out Homeowners Will Not Fix the Housing Market

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Paul

The problem with these efforts is that they will not fix the fundamental problem, but instead will simply push the problem -- the loss of home equity -- onto the next generation of homebuyers.

It's Time for Obama to Potty Train Congressional Republicans

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Obama can act like Community-Organizer-In-Chief and, along with grassroots movements from around the country, force Senate Republicans to allow the majority to vote on, and pass, an improved Stimulus Bill.

Put the Bankers Back to Work

E. Glen Weyl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
E. Glen Weyl

The Fed and Congress may be good at managing monetary policy and passing laws, but they are not loan officers nor bond investors.

The Healthcare Crisis is the Employment Crisis

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

If America summons the courage, and the will, to resolve our health care crisis, we can provide our national economy with a genuine and long-term stimulus.

Snow, Quayle, Feinberg and Merkin: This Is Who Gets Our Bailout Money?

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis O'Brien

As a completely unregulated private equity partnership, Cerberus has no public reporting requirements. In fact, they are now refusing to disclose their finances even after the bailout.

The Bush Presidency in Four Words

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The one word Americans use most to describe President Bush is "incompetent." While no compliment, the word fails to convey the condemnation warranted by the last eight years.

We're All Nonprofits Now

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

In a market economy, if you try to start a nonprofit or dedicate yourself to working for a nonprofit, you get no special credit. You have to pay your bills, same as the next person.

You Morons, What Have You Done With Our Money?

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gail Vida Hamburg

Was it too much to ask Congress to examine this government intervention in the free market critically before authorizing the transfer of US taxpayer dollars to benefit the banking sector?

Did God Do It? Blaming The Crisis On The Divine

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

Donal Trump Blames Crisis on Divine Intervention: As the Job Losses Mount, the Government's Bailout Flouders/Fails It has taken a while for the stars...

Bail Out The People: A Wild Idea Worth Taking Seriously

Dale Pendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dale Pendell

Let's try something new. How about a $55,000 loan, available to every taxpayer? It's the people who are undercapitalized. Give the people a stake in America and see what they'll do.

A Turning Point: But Where Are Our Legislators?

Saskia Sassen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saskia Sassen

The Fed has now committed to such a vast amount of debt in return for what are most probably dodgy securities, that is has become a source of national insecurity.

Journalist to GOP: You're 100 Percent Wrong About U.S. Automakers

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

"People who say the U.S. doesn't innovate are woefully out of touch with Detroit's standing in this business."

Industrial Base

Ray Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Kimball

The hard truth of the matter is that truly innovative ideas, which could be "game-changers" on the battlefield, have been AWOL from Detroit's methods of operation for some time now.

Are Voters Cynical on Taxes, or More Grown Up Than Our Leaders?

Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

Many American have no idea how long the country has been running deficits and they may not have all the numbers at their fingertips, but the general drift has not escaped them.

Why Not a "Bailout" That Restructures Health Care to Benefit All?

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Swenson

"Free-market" health care is as perverse an incentive as free-market police and fire protection would be, leaving everyone vulnerable, at the mercy of the marketplace.

The Million Woman Bailout

Nell Merlino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nell Merlino

From my recent experience helping US women grow their businesses, I am convinced women will lead America out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Save SUVs First, Then Kill Them Really Dead

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

Assuming a federal bailout, it makes sense that, over the next few years, American carmakers will be re-engaging with the small-car market.

Where's Our Bailout? 3 Kids with Autism. No Job. Again.

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

There is no bailout for people like Mark and me and millions of Americans who have lost or are about to lose their jobs.

Key #2 To Your Sound Financial Future

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We cannot meet a better life, a more sound financial future, without facing the fact that sooner or later we have to face the habit of living beyond our means.

You and Your Car: You Better Love the One You're With.

Trevor Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trevor Traina

The reality has set in that whatever is in your garage now will likely be there next year too.

Greenspan's Model

Aaron Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Greenspan

After an excruciatingly long wait, we are finally at the end of a dark era in our nation's history.

The Great Recession

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Abrams

We need an economic system of checks and balances where the public sector competes with the private sector and keeps it honest, and vice versa.

Paulson Deal Cheats American Taxpayers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

We need to bury the philosophy that worships only business, free markets, deregulation and free trade, and replace it with an economic program that rebuilds the middle class.