Month: September 29, 2008

Sep 29,2008

Still spooked

Isn’t this what the agreement on the $700 billion bailout was supposed to prevent? PARIS — European and Asian stocks declined Monday, as the agreement on the $700 billion American...

Sep 29,2008

The McCain Difference

Watching the foreign policy debate, with Obama’s attempts at conciliation against McCain in antagonistic mode, I couldn’t help but think of this classic Mr. Show sketch:

Sep 29,2008

The mortgage fairy

I don’t know whether it’s his overheated prose style or his intuitive leaps, but for some reason reading Steve Sailer frequently makes me hear this line from Tommy Boy in...

Sep 29,2008

I still don't have anything to add…

…but I’ve thought from the beginning that this whole financial meltdown was no one person or group’s fault. Mortgage companies were strong-armed into making high-risk loans to minority loan applicants,...

Sep 27,2008

Some Thoughts On The Debate

It was a draw, which is good for Obama at the perception level: McCain never successfully put it away against a competitor who’s widely considered to be a foreign policy...

Sep 27,2008

We need answers

Damir’s right to bust my chops a bit — I’m sure Hank Paulson has heard the moral hazard argument once or twice in his career — but it seems to...