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Steven Rattner

Who Do We Blame For the Great Recession?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Why has economic growth been so slow since the Great Recession? This is the question haunting many economists these days. Second quarter 2015 real GDP growth (after inflation) was just 2.3 percent six years after its end. This is better growth than any other developed economy, but still much too low for a sustainable recovery.

'NYT' Op-Ed Militates for Higher Oil Prices and Fewer American Jobs

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Mr. Steven Rattner demonstrates that he lives in an oil industry induced fantasy whose preachments have seduced the public, our government, our press in the misguided belief that the price we are paying for oil is a market derived price reflective of actual supply and demand. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Are 'Globalization's' Costs Inevitable?

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

You hear often that we "live in a global world now." It's inevitable -- a force of nature -- so don't fight it, they say. This is endlessly repeated, as if we weren't in a "global" world when the first camel crossed a border or the first sailing ship crossed a sea.

A Lemon Under the GM Bailout Hood

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

When you look under the hood of President Obama's auto bailout and take it for a test drive, you learn it's a lemon. Sorry, Mr. President. No sale.

China Myopia

Jeremy Haft | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Jeremy Haft

China isn't our bogeyman and it isn't our savior. We need to stop seeing China through a distorting rear view mirror. It informs bad policy and feeds into the fashionable, but false, narrative of American decline.

Romney's Tall Tales About Private Equity

New York Times | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

PRESIDENT OBAMA started his general election campaign by taking aim at Mitt Romney’s job creation record at Bain, setting off a lively debate over t...

What 'Once Upon A Car' Can Teach Us About the Auto Industry, and Detroit

David Kiley | Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

The city of Detroit is still weak and gasping to avoid bankruptcy. In the event of a bankruptcy, the city's union contracts will be torn up, debts eliminated and renegotiated. It would be painful, just as it was for GM and Chrysler.

It's (Still) All About (Manufacturing) Jobs

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's hard to believe that nearly four years into the worst Recession since the Second World War, while mired in a jobless recovery of unprecedented length and magnitude, we continue to hear that manufacturing jobs don't matter.

Debt Crisis Sparks America's Global Moment

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Andrew Nagorski

There was a time when Americans were firmly convinced that European problems were ones that they did not have to worry about. Suddenly, Europe's problems don't look that remote or dissimilar.

Manicurist Hit With Corruption Charges -- Know What I'm Sayin'?

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

You ever wonder where so many popular but annoying sayings come from? How do these things even get started? You know? So, like, you know, just sayin',...

What Exactly Can Fix The Economy? Pundits Offer Few Solutions

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pundits seem to agree that the anticipated Congressional deadlock won't help the economy. And yet they insist on proposing legislative solutions to th...

Making it

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

A commentator looking to take down a Wall Street macher could do worse than setting his sights on Steven Rattner. The former New York Times reporter, ...

Dope, Dopes and Dopamine: The Problem With Money

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Schwartz

For me, the most powerful moment of Inside Job was something the CEO of a large bank said. "We can't control our greed," the CEO acknowledged, in a rare moment of candor and insight. "You should regulate us more."

Rattner's Case Just Another Chapter in a Frightening New Trend

David Spencer Seconi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Spencer Seconi

When pension funds are caught up in scandals, it is not the embarrassment of the funds that should be making headline news, but rather the fact that they are playing with future security of millions of workers.

Marcus Baram

Former Car Czar: 'TARP Saved Our Country,' GM Bailout Worked | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former car czar Steven Rattner, whose new book, "Overhaul", has been making waves as the first tell-all book to come out of the Obama administration, ...

Car Czar Steven Rattner On Saving Detroit, From His Book 'Overhaul' | STEVEN RATTNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The week after his 2008 election, in Chicago, at President Barack Obama's first substantive sit-down with his economic advisers, it was conceded that ...

I Can Tell You About Steven Rattner's Tell-All

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Steven Rattner, the onetime New York Times reporter, former investment banker, would-be private equity media mogul, Hillary Clinton mega-fundraiser, a...

Happy F**kin' Labor Day!

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Dear Rahm Emanuel, I read this week that during White House meetings about how to save the tens of thousands of jobs that would be lost if GM and Chrysler collapsed, your response was, "F**k the UAW!" Let me give you a little f**king lesson.

Marcus Baram

Rahm Emanuel's 'F--k The UAW': White House Pushes Back On Account In Rattner Book, UAW Prez Responds | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated The White House is forcefully pushing back on former car czar Steve Rattner's upcoming book about his time in Washington,...

Marcus Baram

EXCLUSIVE: Car Czar's Tell-All Book Pulls No Punches On Auto Bailout | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCROLL DOWN for our slideshow of the book's revelations In "Overhaul", his upcoming chronicle of his reign as "car czar," Steven Rattner offers an in...

SEC: Steven Rattner, Former Car Czar, Should Be BARRED From Wall Street | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As it investigates a suspected kickback scheme in New York's pension system, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been pushing to bar Steven L. ...

Harold Ford May Challenge Gillibrand For Senate Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Just as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand thought she could breathe a little easier following news that GOP Rep. Peter King is "leaning against" seeking her ...

Steven Rattner: GM Had "Stunningly Poor Management"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Steven Rattner, the ex "car czar" who helped organize the bailout of the Detroit automakers earlier this year, has begun to speak out about his experi...

Why There's No Ford in New York's Future

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Now it's Harold Ford Jr. Most New Yorkers probably don't even know he lives here, and suddenly he's being talked about as the Democrat who might seriously challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand this fall.

Campaign Contributions May Be Linked To Pension Fund Deals | Kevin McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than two dozen firms that have surfaced in a broad corruption investigation of public pension funds gave at least $1.97 million in campaign contr...