Posts filed under “Bailout Nation”

Tomorrow Night: Huntington Book Revue

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Tomorrow! Friday (June 19), I will be at the Huntington Book Revue, discussing Bailout Nation. Its at 7pm.

Rather than a straight up reading I will instead discuss some of the more incredible factoids of the Bailouts in the book — Why I wrote the damn thing, why it was written and rewritten 3X.

Oh, and there will be a discussion of the usual bailout related issues, plus a Q&A.

If you live in Nassau or Suffolk County, swing by and say hello — It should be fun!

Directions to Book Revue

Category: Bailout Nation

Obama Reform Plan Fails to Fix Whats Broken

So much for “not letting a crisis go to waste.” The initial read on the Obama Regulatory plan was an enormous disappointment. Both supporters and critics who expected him to take a hard turn to the Left have been left either surprised or disappointed, depending upon their leanings. To the pragmatic center, including your humble…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Regulation

Barry Ritholtz, author of “Bailout Nation” says the Obama administration did the right thing in letting poorly run automakers fail and that the same rule should have applied to badly managed banks that took too many risks.

June 17, 2009

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Video

Bailout Costs vs Big Historical Events

It is exceedingly difficult to convey exactly how much we are spending on all these bailouts. Whenever I start talking trillions (versus mere billions), I get puzzled looks from people. Humans have a hard time conceptualizing any number that large.  I wanted a graphic way to clearly show how astonishingly ginormous the amounts involved were….Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts

Dylan Ratigan Take FinTV Journos to School

Terrific pressing TV journalism by Dylan Ratigan who refused to take glib short evasions for an answer:

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Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Video

Star Trek and Lessons of the Detroit Bailouts

I discuss Bailout Nation with Aaron Task and Henry Blodget at Yahoo Tech Ticker:

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Source:
Mirror Image: Star Trek and Lessons of the Detroit Bailouts
Aaron Task, Henry Blodget
Yahoo Tech Ticker, Jun 16, 2009 04:41pm EDT

http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/265036/Mirror-Image-Star-Trek-and-Lessons-of-the-Detroit-Bailouts;_ylt=Aj9OQTs7qqqpW6vVUFHV9Jlk7ot4?

Category: Bailout Nation, Video

Firedog Lake Salon

Its funny how people on both the left and the right are honing in different parts of Bailout Nation. Given my Libertarian leanings, I guess that should not be surprising. For example, National Review pulled a quote from our comments last week at on the TARP repayment. That was an excerpt from the book. The…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation

Appearance: Huntington Book Revue June 19

This Friday (June 19), I am at the Huntington Book Revue, discussing Bailout Nation. Its at 7pm. I won’t do a reading — instead I will discuss some of the more incredible factoids of the Bailouts in the book, why I even wrote the damn thing, and why it was written and rewritten. Oh, and…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation

Stop the “Blame Game” ?

“Lets stop playing the blame game.” > I cringe every time I hear someone say that. Why? Because its not a game — this is serious business. As a nation, we need to understand how this economic mess occurred; why certain companies were allowed to operate with reckless abandon; why the taxp-ayers had to pay…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Politics, Psychology

Podcast: King World News

> I did a long interview with Eric King of King World: “Author of Bailout Nation. Barry is a frequent commentator on CNBC, Barry Ritholtz is a regular guest on Financial TV. He has guest-hosted Squawk Box on numerous occasions, and also appears regularly on Bloomberg, and Fox. In this interview Barry talks about why…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Media