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  • Federal Reserve and Treasury ask Congress for permission to buy $700 BILLION in bad loans to “avoid recession…”

    Great idea, increase the American taxpayer’s already daunting burden with the purchase of $700 BILLION in bad debt….I gues that will somehow save some companies, but I don’t see how it can possibly help joe public keep his house form being foreclosed on or get a raise.  Scary.  Read Washington Post article about this here.

    Read world-renowned Harvard economist, Greg Mankiw’s take on the AIG bailout, here.

    World-renowned Harvard Economist, Greg Mankiw, had the following to say about US Taxpayers bailing out international banks and insurance companies on Monday: (see his post in its original format by clicking here.)

    More Capital for the Financial System

    Doug Elmendorf and Paul Krugman seem to agree that the government should be putting capital into banks and other financial institutions, in exchange for a share of bank equity, rather than using taxpayer dollars to buy bank assets that no one else wants at prices no one else will pay.

    See also Sebastian Mallaby, who conveys this proposal:

    Raghuram Rajan and Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago suggest ways to force the banks to raise capital without tapping the taxpayers. First, the government should tell banks to cancel all dividend payments. Banks don’t do that on their own because it would signal weakness; if everyone knows the dividend has been canceled because of a government rule, the signaling issue would be removed. Second, the government should tell all healthy banks to issue new equity. Again, banks resist doing this because they don’t want to signal weakness and they don’t want to dilute existing shareholders. A government order could cut through these obstacles.”

    Securities and Exchange Commission list of Non-short-sellable stocks grew to nearly 900 Friday, including Ford and Chevrolet…the crisis is already worse than anyone is admitting.

    The following is from the 23 September New York Times, written by Michael J. De La Merced:

    “….The list of companies that regulators are protecting from short-sellers keeps growing, as do the questions surrounding it.

    By Monday evening, the number of companies on the list rose to nearly 900, from 799 on Friday, when the Securities and Exchange Commission sought to restrict bearish bets against financial companies to help stabilize the markets.

    Nearly every major bank is now included, along with large insurance companies and others. Trading in bank stocks withered on Monday amid uncertainty over the rules and the sweeping bailout that the Bush administration has proposed for financial companies.

    But many questions remain. Some analysts — and a few firms initially left off the list — complained that the initial S.E.C. roster was incomplete.

    By the weekend, the S.E.C. delegated the task of adding more companies to the initial 799 to financial exchanges like NYSE Euronext and the Nasdaq. On Sunday afternoon, NYSE Euronext, which operates the New York Stock Exchange, sent out an e-mail message to all of its listed members, asking them to submit reasons why they should be given short-selling protection. Companies had to fit one of seven categories of financial firms listed by the S.E.C. Applications were reviewed by NYSE Euronext’s listings division.

    Many financial firms that might seem like natural members of the list — banks like Credit Suisse, the money managers AllianceBernstein and Legg Mason and American Express — did not make the cut until Monday. BlackRock, the big investment firm that has done work for the government during several crises this year, was not added until Monday evening.

    A few additions seemed a bit more puzzling. Both General Electric and General Motors were added Monday morning, prompting a few jokes from pundits. But the companies argue that they fall under the guidelines set out by the S.E.C.

    General Motors, for example, notified the regulator on Friday that it owned the National Motor Bank, a savings and loan that qualifies it for inclusion on the list, according to Julie M. Gibson, a G.M. spokeswoman. The S.E.C. responded and, after a series of talks between the two, added the carmaker to the list by Monday.

    By Monday evening, the Ford Motor Company, which also owns a bank, was added to the list.

    Yet as others sought to be added, one company chose to remove itself from the list.

    The Diamond Hill Investment Group, a small investment manager that is listed on the Nasdaq, said Monday that it opted out of the protection program. When the firm learned on Friday that it was a part of the no-short list, it asked to be removed, according to Rob Dillon, the firm’s chief executive.”

    Re-reading the Gettysburg Address with today’s world in mind…

    The Gettysburg Address, by Abraham Lincoln
    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
    But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.