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  1. r_shahin

    lol..nice posts. I just found your site on someone’s blog. Very interesting. Enjoyed reading them. :thumbs up:

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  2. Sarah

    Some interesting ideas there, certainly make you think! The financial crisis is so complex though that it’s difficult to know where to begin when trying to learn about it.

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    Both article are right on. I’ll be honest I’m a little worried about this whole bail out. I’ve got a funny filling it’s just satisfying a bunch of pork pushers.

  4. jc

    well I’d say w/o the bailout, things would have been worse now, although I’m guessing about 1/2 of that $350 billion was wasted by Paulson overpaying to avoid the idea of nationalization, which it appears we’re heading towards right now anyways.

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  5. Adam Pieniazek

    It is complex Sarah, but only because all the interested parties make it so. If we could classify this crisis as simple then we would not need so many experts to tell us what to do! Hence, whenever you see anyone experts giving their opinion on the crisis, keep in mind that if they told us to remain calm and just wait things out these experts would be out of jobs!

  6. Tony Lee

    I agree Adam, lend money when we know it’s gonna come back into tax payer pockets.

    I am am not at all confident about this bailout. The word bailout is scary enough.

    Isn’t that what you do just before your plane crashes? Bailout!

    Thought I’d throw a little humour into a gloomy situation.

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    “Call me crazy, but I believe we should give out loans only when we reasonably expect to be repaid, not when the recipients are literally falling towards bankruptcy.”

    I couldn’t agree more with the above statement. I can’t beleive our government wants to spend so much money on such a rediculous concept. Also, this makes me like the big banks even less!

  8. Adam Pieniazek

    Actually jc, if we did absolutely nothing it is my sincere belief that we would be much better off and closer to recovery. Sure, a lot more companies would have gone bankrupt, but they should have gone bankrupt! By stepping in and bailing out failing companies we in essence rewarded poor performance, punished those who performed well and encouraged everyone to try less knowing that if they fail they’ll get bailed out. Just as you said, half the money was likely wasted, so if we did nothing we’d still have all that money and we wouldn’t be in immensely more debt. The irony here is that this economic crisis revolves around loose credit, and we’re using credit to fix the problem! It’s literally like trying to fight fire with fire!

    Great point Tony! I’ll have to use that in future arguments. I like to use the analogy that the economy is like a boat and we’ve now discovered that this boat has holes in it. However, we can see the shore and could swim for it, or we could try to dump the water out of the boat and hope it makes it to shore. We’ve chosen to bail out the boat, but if we just said screw it and let the boat drown we could have already swam to shore!

  9. Matt

    Couple of good posts. Health care is funny we pay more than any country in the world and are low in how good the care is. Bailouts they only did because if no money is loaned the whole economy in the US would stop we based it all on credit.

  10. Adam Pieniazek

    You’re right, if the credit valve was closed our economy would literally halt. BUT, that doesn’t mean that pumping more credit will help, it’ll only serve to help us stumble forward.