Category Archives: SEC Regulation

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

Eat My Shorts

By Friday night, September 19, it was clear that the week that had ended was a week that changed everything – and you don’t often get weeks like that, ending with a bang:   One of the most tumultuous weeks … Continue reading

Posted in A New RTC, AIG Bailout, Blaming Obama for Everything, David Brooks, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, For the Common Good, Like the Great Depression, McCain, McCain's Lost Honor, Naked Short Selling, Nationalizing Financial Firms, Obama, Paulson and Bernanke Fix Everything, Regulation of the Markets, Resolution Trust Corporation, SEC Regulation, Short Selling, Sub-Prime Crisis, The Big Bailout, The Financial System | 1 Comment

Duck Soup

Some days it seems like we’re living in some old Marx Brothers movie – say Duck Soup – released by Paramount in 1993, when the country was a mess. The wealthy Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) insists that Rufus T. Firefly … Continue reading

Posted in A New RTC, AIG Bailout, Duck Soup, Economic Crisis, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, Fire Chris Cox, McCain, McCain Offends Spain, McCain: Senior Moment, Nationalizing Financial Firms, Political Pandering, Resolution Trust Corporation, SEC Regulation, Spain, The Financial System | 2 Comments