Category Archives: Objections to the Bailout

Assessing What Really Did Change

It’s always about perspective. If you get too close to things you miss the big picture – say you start a war because you’re very angry, and you win quite a few battles, all of them, and you lock up … Continue reading

Posted in Obama the Pragmatist, Obama the Real Conservative, Objections to the Bailout, Perspective, Republican Obstructionism, Republican Opposition to Stimulus Package, The Conservative-Liberal Divide | Leave a comment

Stepping Back

News junkies and policy wonks – if you are reading these words you just might be one of them – know the dead time. Between the big events you know are coming, given the big events that just happened, lies … Continue reading

Posted in American Empire, Bailout Agreement, Credit Freeze, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, House Republicans Object, Jeremiah Wright, McCain, Obama, Objections to the Bailout, Palin Unqualified, Sarah Palin, The 700 Billion Bailout, The Bailout Fails, The Bailout: Second Try, The Big Bailout, The Death of the GOP | 1 Comment

The Inevitable Second Thoughts

Yeah, yeah – suffering builds character. People tell you that to make you feel better. Of course you don’t feel better – just depressed and exhausted. But maybe they’re right – maybe the next time, when you are once again … Continue reading

Posted in A New RTC, Blaming Obama for Everything, Democracy's End, Economic Meltdown, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Financial Meltdown, Fox News, Hedge Funds, Home Ownership, Like the Great Depression, Market Behavior, Nationalizing Financial Firms, Objections to the Bailout, Paulson and Bernanke Fix Everything, Race and America, Racism Lives On, Regulation of the Markets, Resolution Trust Corporation, SEC Regulation, Stock Market Crash, Sub-Prime Crisis, The 700 Billion Bailout, The Financial System, The Limits of Capitalism | 1 Comment

The Skeptics Recoil

Upper management hates them, but every organization needs a worrywart – a skeptical realist. You can spend months or years planning something big and new that will transform the business into the biggest success of all time, but someone needs … Continue reading

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