Tagged: TARP

The stimulus effect

How much unemployment can we blame on the Obama administration? Economist Rob Shapiro dug into some Bureau of Labor Statistics data and came back with the best numbers I’ve seen on the subject. He...

Did the bank bailout work?

According to the Government Accountability Office, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) may not have actually accomplished anything. UPDATE: Here’s the full report. I think the Examiner editorial over-sells its premise, but this line...

Economic Crisis

This post grows out of some discussion Freddie and I have participated in over at The Confabulum  re: Conor’s post about potential bank nationalization. Bank nationalization,were it to occur, would undoubtedly be the result...