James Pethokoukis

Can Free Marketeers Embrace Obama’s GM?

June 1, 2009
Certainly most of the free market/conservative/libertarian types I chat with are in a tizzy about the General Motors bankruptcy — or, to put it more accurately, the 60 percent government ownership of GM once it emerges from its quickie bankruptcy. Government Motors. But is there a free market case for the Obama auto bailout? Here is what I was able to gin up:

Morgan Stanley: No V-shaped recovery

May 22, 2009

Economist Richard Berner lays out the case why the recovery won’t be a pretty sight: