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Syria is the new TARP

What Syria and the bank bailouts have in common: Distrust of elites

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 4, 2013

RIP Herb Allison, the man who left a life on the beach to save the economy

Herb Allison, who died Sunday at age 69, was one of the men who came to D.C. to fight the great financial panic.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 16, 2013

Everyone hates TARP and the stimulus. Alan Blinder thinks everyone’s wrong.

The Princeton economist discusses how the economy blew up, how we put it back together, and how to prevent it all from happening again.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 23, 2013

The $48 billion TARP puzzle

Neil Barofsky's new book on his experience as the government watchdog for the bank bailouts of late 2008 is getting a fair bit of press both for its accusations that the White House did too much to protect its political allies in the financial sector and too little to help everyday homeowners. But another accusation is getting much less attention: he thinks the Treasury Department doesn't know how to count.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 27, 2012