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Response to Brad Delong

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On March 23, 2009

Earlier today, Brad Delong observed: At the moment “Fear of Reese Witherspoon Look-Alikes on the Pill” has 116 comments, while “The Geithner Plan FAQ” has only 89 comments. I c

No Investments

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On February 21, 2009

Wow. The clients who trusted Bernard L. Madoff still do not know exactly what he did with their money. But they know what he did not do with it: He did not buy any of those blue-chip stocks and Treasu

WaMu: The Power of Yes

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On December 29, 2008
This is a pretty remarkable story about Washington Mutual, though most of its particulars — amphetamine-snorting mortgage supervisors aside — won’t be news to anyone who’s ever listened to “The Giant Pool of Money” episode of This American Life. During Mr. [Kerry] Killinger’s tenure, WaMu pressed sales agents to pump out loans while disregarding borrowers’ […]

Preparing the Way…

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On November 23, 2008

This article is kind of fabulous, in the sense that it clearly lays out the connection between a lax attitude towards regulation and the production of bad loans: Simeon Ferguson, an 85-year-old Brookl

Let Them All Talk

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On September 23, 2008

I agree that as long as the plan that passes is acceptable, the fact that Republicans will run against Dems for passing it isn’t a big deal. (Just as they shouldn’t even consider Bush̵

Let Them Draw The Line Here

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On September 22, 2008
Look, if Republicans want to go to the mat for executives who think that they deserve multi-million dollar payouts for running venerable, profitable companies completely into the ground — “It’s the unassailable product of the Free Market! Now how about that $700 billion in taxpayer money to buy our worthless assets? Gimme Gimme Gimme!” — […]
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