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On second thought…

The shifting tide of public anger may yet save the controversial $700 billion financial bailout passage.

When the House of Representative overwhemlingly rejected President Bush's package Monday, some felt it was…

Repudiating George W. Bush

We may have witnessed the final implosion of the Bush administration with the rejection of the president's $700 billion bailout package.

Repudiation doesn't come much stronger than having 133 House Republicans…

Time for a new way of thinking

The current financial crisis and proposed bailout remind me of Jubilee, the Jewish ritual year described in the 25th chapter of Leviticus.

Jubilee occurred every 50 years, and it represented a…

This should be a no-brainer

Under normal circumstances corporate boards set the compensation of their chief executive officers and stockholders have an opportunity to voice their opinions about the fairness of their actions. But these…

The whole world is laughing…at us

Do you know what a credit default swap is? Neither does Wall Street apparently, even though the investment banks and brokerages sliced and diced them, traded them, loaded down their…

The Detroit Lions and the Wall Street crisis

When it comes to sports teams, I've always been cursed with a severe case of monogamy. For example, even though I've lived in the Denver area for nearly two…

Socialism for feckless capitalists

On behalf of the National Society for Creative Irresponsibility, of which I am a charter member, I wish to congratulate the Bush administration for the projected $700 billion bailout of…

Perhaps sexism does pay

Does sexism pay? One study out this week says "yes," especially when the ones falling behind in the pay gap are so-called egalitarian men.

Too much urgency, too few specifics

The rollout of the proposed $700 billion bailout package was accompanied by all of the least attractive characteristics of the Bush administration in action.

The package was sprung on Congress and…

Caution needed on financial bailouts

There is no way Congress is going to go home to the voters at the end of this month and be open to the charge that they did nothing about…