Bailouts

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, speaks with, from left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President Francois Hollande and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel during a meeting of eurozone heads of state at the EU Council building in Brussels on Sunday. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Greece faces pressure to back deal or consider leaving euro

BRUSSELS — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and skeptical European leaders negotiated…

 

A fistful of your tax dollars

The National Bureau of Economic Research published a paper March 21st by…

 

Cartoon bears explain the bailout

One of the best explanations ever offered on the bailouts comes from…

 

UAW earns $3.4 billion on GM stock sale

It was kind of an open secret that politics had a lot…

Unions get temporary reprieve from impending fiscal collapse

I’ve been doing a lot of reporting on the impending collapse of…

Voters in four states voting to preserve secret ballots in union elections

The Wall Street Journal notes that voters in four states have a…

$14.3 billion in bailout money goes to Chrysler so they can keep paying UAW workers to drink, get high on the job

A Detroit television station caught a bunch of auto workers red-handed: Dozens…

Lehman blames its collapse on gov’t for not bailing it out

From Barrons: [Lehman Brothers CEO Dick] Fuld places the blame for the…

Big trouble in union land: Multi-employer pension liabilities to be included in new accounting standards

There’s a must read op-ed today’s Wall Street Journal on how Senate…

Car Wars: The empire strikes again

When government nationalizes companies, stuff gets weird.First, we’ve got the government making…

TARP may hurt small banks

Not only did George W. Bush’s Wall Street bailout transfer wealth from…

President Obama now absolves himself of his administration’s accomplishments

You have to admire President Obama’s chutzpah. From his remarks at the…

Uh oh: General Motors is still in a world of fiscal hurt

Megan McArdle takes a close look at the new Government Accountability Office…

Can you spot what’s wrong with this ‘free lunch’ from President Obama?

Washington Post: The Obama administration announced new ways Friday to tackle the…