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  • Bond Market Bingo

    Today Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner unveiled his plan to save the financial system. The response has been predictable: bankers and Wall Streeters love it, normal people don't understand it, and a sliver of taxpayers with the fortitude to check it out are outraged.
  • Geithner's Gift

    (hat tip Ryan Chittum at CJR) Fortune magazine has a look at the TALF—that's Term Asset Loan Fund—and finds that the federal government's $1 trillion deal for investors who want to help bail out credit card companies, holders of auto and...

    Mortgage Fraud Foreclosure Fraud, Part III

    The New York Times' David Streitfeld visits the woman whose foreclosure allegedly started what some are calling "foreclosure-gate." While I'm not sure how anyone can say for certain that this is the Alpha case, it is a very good story. Streitfeld quotes...

    Education to Win the Future!

    So if we're gonna "win the future" (in the president's winning phrase) we're all gonna need s'more book-learnin', according to just about all the important economists in the United States. Just a few months back, one of them, employed at the Federal...

    It Was All Liar’s Loans

    My friend William Black has an excellent (if badly proofread and edited) analysis of our economic situation here at HuffPo (via Benzinga). He explains how the liar's loans—those no-documentation, no-underwriting home mortgage "products" that took...