The Paulson bailout proposal is a historic swindle. It provides the most help to the financial institutions that made the worst investment decisions, ignores relief to homeowners, and fails to limit CEO compensation. BUSHCO needs to explain why this is supposed to work - not try to steamroll Congress into giving it a blank check. Whatever happens, the crisis marks the death of Republican philosophy. I already contacted my representatives.
one good move: Sub-Prime Mortgages Explained
The Opinion Mill's Weekend Bookchat: Dick Cheney goes fishing for power, the Financial Times goes fishing for great business books and a writer goes fishing for Doctor Who's secrets. And what's Neal Stephenson playing these days?
While we're on the subject of books, the Vagabond Scholar wants to remind all filthy book-lovers and subversive Biblio-Americans that September 27th starts Banned Books Week (and the National Book Festival). Any and all bloggers are invited to a *very* informal blogswarm on favorite books, favorite banned books, influential teachers, intellectual freedom and that good stuff.