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  • Baltimore's bond rating was raised by Standard & Poor's. But what's in a rating?

    Baltimore's bond rating was raised by Standard & Poor's. But what's in a rating?
    There was good news in recent days: Standard & Poor’s, the big bond-rating agency, raised Baltimore City's bond rating one notch to AA, up from AA-.
  • Victim Mentality

    The Sun's front page today is dominated by a photograph of a foreclosure "victim." Veronica Peterson is about to be thrown out of a home she bought in November 2006 with two loans totaling $545,000. The story is about the mortgage bailout plan signed...

    Know the Difference! (Department of Creepy Bald Guys and Your Money)

    Dr. Evil Occupation: Fictional Villain; CEO (emeritus), Omincon Compensation: unknown Interests: space, rockets, "lasers," sea bass with head-mounted "lasers," world domination, etc. Demand: "100 beeelion dollars" What He Will Do If You Don't Obey:...

    Alan Greenspan: "Don't Blame Me"

    Alan Greenspan As a reporter with a passing interest in economics, the worship of Alan Greenspan has puzzled and irked me for two decades. The allegedly "brilliant" chairman of the Federal Reserve, who speaks with the clarity of an autistic middle-...

    Financial Reform Bill is Done

    The Wall Street Journal reports that the financial reform bill introduced last year in Congress was inked, after a 20-hour negotiating session, at about 5 a.m. this morning. Included are the "Volcker rule," which prohibits banks from risking their own...