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Capping Pay — Part 2

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, March 22, 2009

On February 6, 2009, I blogged on the issue of capping pay and bonuses at $500,000 for financial firms receiving government (taxpayer) bailouts...

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Federal Reserve to buy up some Treasury bonds

with John B. Taylorvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, March 22, 2009

Relatively lost in the frenzy over $165 million in bonuses paid to AIG employees last week was an announcement by the Federal Reserve that it would take the highly unusual step of buying up to $300 billion worth of long-term Treasury bonds...

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Bonuses: Obama feels the heat

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Sunday, March 22, 2009

A well-heeled crowd made its way to Rockefeller University in Manhattan last Wednesday to take part in a debate, but the mood was more akin to a fight night than the Oxford Union...

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Would a Tax on Bonuses Be Constitutional?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Barron's Online
Saturday, March 21, 2009

Experts are divided over the legality of imposing a 90% tax on the bonuses of people working in financial firms that have received federal bailout money, as a bill passed by the House would do...

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Now Is No Time to Give Up on Markets

with Gary S. Becker, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, March 21, 2009

"What can we do that would be beneficial?...

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Medvedev 'counting on a reset'

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Saturday, March 21, 2009

Some of the biggest names in U.S. diplomacy of past decades met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and other Kremlin leaders Friday, in an effort to improve frosty relations that experts say could threaten many U.S. foreign policy goals...

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A Modest Proposal

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia BritishPolitics-etc
Saturday, March 21, 2009

The media has been full of articles about the difficulty the Obama administration has had filling jobs at the cabinet and sub-cabinet level...

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Senate sets hearing date for top US arms buyer

with William J. Perryvia Reuters
Friday, March 20, 2009

The Senate Armed Services Committee said it will review the nomination of Ashton Carter, an international-security expert and university professor, as the Pentagon's next chief weapons buyer, on March 26...

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Experts weigh in on Obama's Iran message

with Abbas Milanivia ABC 7 News (CA)
Friday, March 20, 2009

President Obama delivered a message to the Iranian government and its people offering a new beginning...

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Thoughts About Depressed Americans

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, March 20, 2009

Why are so many Americans so depressed about things these days?...

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