AIG Attitude Makes Sense

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

My first reaction to AIG’s consideration of a suit against the government was like many people: what the fuck? You guys should all be in jail, not swimming along thanks to $182 billion in taxpayer bailout money. But, then, in retrospect, it makes sense.

Suing The Fraudsters

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   This got lost in the shuffle last week but is worth highlighting: The legal drama surrounding the controversial takeover of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America, one of the …

The Peoples’ Right To Know

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   A fundamental right of a functioning democracy is the right of the people to know what the government is doing–particularly with the peoples money. Let’s not be naive: we …

All Suffering Is Not Equal

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   To understand how out of touch some of the people at the helm of large businesses are, consider the following contrast today. First, the nation’s ranks of unemployed–which have …

Greed And Corruption Update

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   Today brings news of more greed wafting across the country, as well as a tiny step towards sweeping out the stalls soiled by corrupt politicians. The bad, though typical …

About AIG and Bonuses

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   Look, I think it’s outrageous that these AIG guys are raking in huge bonuses. But, I thought that a year ago and ten years ago–as I’m sure a lot …

Auto Workers In The Cross Hairs

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   Even though I’ve suggested that auto workers should not pay for the mistakes made by the industry’s executives, the drumbeat has been pretty persistent that the workers will take …