Commentaries

from Rolfe Winkler:

Is Conan O’Brien a $40 million bailout recipient?

January 20, 2010

Conan O’Brien is expected to receive some $40 million for leaving NBC, the media unit of General Electric, itself among the largest recipients of taxpayer help. While it would be a stretch to compare the late-night talk show host to a Goldman Sachs or Citigroup banker, he’s arguably only a few steps removed.

Goldman needs to retire its FDIC-backed debt

July 17, 2009

If Goldman Sachs wants to go back to the future and keep setting aside record sums of money for compensation and year-end bonuses, it should first retire all of its oustanding FDIC-backed debt.