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4 responses to “Here's something a bit interesting”

  1. Kim

    Update: The Senate’s lone socialist, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, reflects on the TARP bill’s Senate passage:

    This bill does not deal with the absurdity of having the fox guarding the hen house. Maybe I’m the only person in America who thinks so, but I have a hard time understanding why we are giving $700 billion to the Secretary of the Treasury, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, who along with other financial institutions, actually got us into this problem. Now, maybe I’m the only person in America who thinks that’s a little bit weird, but that is what I think

    And Glenn Greenwald saw the bill’s rejection in the House as a victory for democracy. Which it sorta is… but perhaps only because the imminence of the election is concentrating Congressional minds. But the fact that substantive alternatives to the bill – or amendments – which seek to modify its nature such that it’s not just a bailout are unlikely to go anywhere should also concentrate the mind.

  2. Thomas Paine

    Seems Keating is the last Treasurer to know what it is all about.

  3. tigtog

    Keating was quite obviously relishing being able to explain the intricacies on Lateline. Finance wonk was always meant to be his big thing, wasn’t it?

  4. danny

    Damn, but it would have been good to have seen PJK on Q&A, maybe taking on both Costello and Turnbull, though I’m not sure Jones would be the right moderator. Swan could have listened and learned.