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Thursday, October 2, 2008

The 'New' Bailout Passes Senate

Items of Interest:

Intrade Bailout contract:
US Congress to approve a government bailout of banks on/before 31 Oct 2008

Wall Street Journal:
Senate Vote Gives Bailout Plan New Life — Passage Gets Boost From Tax Breaks; Back to the House — WASHINGTON — The Senate handily passed a controversial financial rescue package Wednesday, giving the bill its first legislative victory but adding provisions that could complicate efforts …
Washington Post: Senate Approves Bailout
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill: Senate easily passes bailout
David Rogers / The Politico: By large margin, Senate passes bailout bill
9 Grand Loan At Less than Prime from WaMu = Credit Crisis? — So Monday morning my PC laptop crapped out right as I'm about to delve into the Oxdown Gazette for some mmm-good read'n and maybe some write'n. Being as naturally superstitious as John McCain trying to roll a 4, I asked the Universe if this was a sign -- …
Paul Krugman:
Stockholm Syndrome -- Here’s the thing: it’s very hard for Congress to originate complex financial rescues, so it’s normally up to the executive to put things together. Unfortunately, Paulson came up with an awful plan. Ideally, the Dems would have ripped the thing up and started over, but that was never realistic. So instead they made it significantly better, but still building on the original, misconceived structure; it became better than nothing, but not good...
Capitalism R.I.P.

Many say the government intervention on Wall Street is the death of capitalism. Minyanville's Hoofy and Boo deliver a stirring eulogy.

Calculated Risk

MishTalk - Mike Shedlock

Paul Krugman - NY Times

The Big Picture - Barry Ritholtz

naked capitalism - Yves Smith

Pragmatic Capitalism

Washington's Blog

Safe Haven

Paper Economy

The Daily Reckoning - Australia