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Dec 11, 2012
Sure, AIG's rescue turned a profit, but what about the rest of the bailouts?
Dec 23, 2009
So, I've had this nagging cough the past couple of weeks. After a while, I realized it wasn't going away on its own. I called up my doctor, and...
Apr 16, 2009
The housing market is struggling to recover even with the Obama administration's $75 billion foreclosure prevention program. Commentator Barry Nalebuff says to get housing back on track we need a federal home equity insurance program.
Feb 2, 2009
The free market is a tough place. Only so many companies can be rescued by bailout funds, and the government's stimulus plan can't save everyone. Commentator Todd Buchholz says instead of trying to prevent failure, we should be looking for ways to ignite incentives, like tax cuts.
Oct 13, 2008
We've yet to spot a guy walking around with a sign that says "the end is nigh," but the chatter on Armageddon and Rapture Web sites is heating up. Sean Cole decided it was time to check in with a few "end time economists."
Oct 3, 2008
Investment instruments known as collateralized debt obligations are partially to blame for the mortgage crisis. They're complicated and hard to explain, but Rico Gagliano gives it a try with help from Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch.
Sep 17, 2008
Commentator David Frum sees the point some are making about the credit crisis -- that what's needed to fix things is the strong hand of government. But he strongly disagrees.
Jun 16, 2008
Congress is calling regulators to task for runaway oil prices. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with former commodity regulator Michael Greenberger about ways to keep tabs on speculation.
Sep 15, 2010
Banks were saved from the cliff's edge with billions of dollars of TARP money. But commentator David Frum asks, do voters care that things could have been worse without the federal government's bailout?