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Entries from Less than the Least tagged with 'President Obama'

Is Obama for or Against Wall Street?--Skeel

Two views on President Obama’s relationship with Wall Street seem to alternate in the media.  One view, increasingly prevalent of late, is that he’s hostile to Wall Street, perhaps even on vendetta against it starting with the Dodd-Frank reforms.  The...

The New Financial Reforms--Skeel

With the Senate vote today, it’s all over but the signing. Readers have been kind enough to compliment me on a couple of recent predictions, so it’s only fair that I fess up to one I got very wrong. I said on...

God and Disasters--Skeel

James Wood had an interesting op-ed (here) in yesterday’s New York Times. Wood, as many readers may know, is a critic and novelist who was raised in an evangelical household but rejected the faith. He argues that that Pat Robertson’s suggestion that...

Bernanke--Skeel

In announcing Ben Bernanke’s nomination to another term as Federal Reserve chair, President Obama said he "approached a financial system on the verge of collapse with calm and wisdom." This seems a fair characterization of Bernanke’s personal demeanor, but an odd description of...