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  • Goldman-Bashing at Bloomberg and Fortune [View article]
    Stein understands finance and economics a little better than Jay Leno, but a little worse than Jon Stewart. Unfortunately, he thinks he understands more than most Nobel prize winners.
    Jan 29, 2010. 11:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman's Hubris [View article]
    I think the GS seasoned equity offering was good news for U.S. taxpayers. See seekingalpha.com/artic...
    Apr 16, 2009. 12:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will the Government Keep Goldman Under Its Thumb? [View article]
    I'm glad people are talking about the FDIC loan guarantees. I still think paying back the TARP preferred investment is a good idea since GS raised common stock. See www.businessinsider.co....
    Apr 16, 2009. 09:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman's Seasoned Equity Offering a Win-Win for Taxpayers [View article]
    I was only referring to the estimated magnitude of the subsidy in the preferred stock investment by the U.S. Treasury. Certainly, the decision by the Fed and U.S. Treasury to bail out AIG, and its major counterparties such as GS, and not Lehman Brothers deserves more scrutiny. My point of the article is that the preferred stock investment does almost nothing, except for the $1.8b to $3.2b subsidy, to make GS less likely to gamble with implicit taxpayer guarantees. Yet, a new common stock issue makes a big bank less likely to need taxpayer funds in the future. .


    On Apr 16 07:30 AM a fat panda wrote:

    > "First, if GS pays back TARP, taxpayers get paid back in full and
    > recover most of the subsidy that they offered Goldman. " Does this
    > include the payments that went to Goldman via AIG?
    Apr 16, 2009. 08:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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