The Great Debate

Leave pay to companies, shareholders

June 11, 2009

James Pethokoukis – James Pethokoukis is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

No U.S. bounce from China’s safety net

By Christopher Swann
June 3, 2009

Christopher Swann– Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

California, harbinger of hard U.S. choices

May 27, 2009

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

California’s fiscal train wreck should be watched warily by investors in U.S. Treasuries; as the start of a trend among states seeking bailouts, as a source of pressure on Federal funds and as a harbinger of hard choices at national level.

Failure is the only success in stress test

April 24, 2009

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

The stress test of banks now underway in the U.S. is one exam in which failure will be the only true measure of success, at least in terms of speeding a recovery.

Summers’ compensation intensifies reform doubt

April 6, 2009

John Kemp Great DebateThe weekend revelation National Economic Council chief Lawrence Summers received almost $5.2 million in salary and other compensation last year from hedge fund DE Shaw and Co, and hundreds of thousands more in speaking fees from other banks, has dealt another blow to the administration’s fast-waning credibility on financial reform.

One rule for banks, another for autos

April 1, 2009

jimsaftcolumn6– James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

There is one law, it appears, for failing U.S. automakers but sadly quite another for similarly failing banks.

A show trial for AIG?

March 19, 2009

 Diana Furchtgott-Roth– Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. —

Hold your wallet — here is TARP 2

February 12, 2009

 Diana Furchtgott-Roth– Diana Furchtgott-Roth is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. The views expressed are her own. –