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October 2, 2008

Cato Institute Scholars Make The Case Against The Bailout

by Doug Mataconis

Here is a great compilation of the media appearances that various scholars from The Cato Institute have been making all over the media during the past two weeks making the case against the bailout:

H/T: Tom Palmer

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  • Jeff Molby


    You’ve spoken highly of Shadegg before. He flip-flopped and he’s planning to vote for the bailout. It’s time to apply pressure asap.

  • Stephen Littau

    Shadegg and Coburn favor the bailout? This is disappointing.

    They both need to be called out on this one.

  • Jeff Molby

    Shadegg and Coburn favor the bailout? This is disappointing.
    I don’t know about Coburn, but Shadegg says it’s because of the FDIC limit increase and the mark-to-market change, but I’m sure the $17b for solar energy helped too. I guess everyone has a price.

  • TerryP


    I am pretty sure the pork had everything to do with it. I believe the mark-to-market rules were already changed on Tuesday if a heritage foundation article is correct. The increase in the FDIC limit could certianly be done without adding it to a $700 billion bill. It would pass easily on its own. Now the pork might have a harder time passing on its own or at least being discussed it might make them look bad. By adding it to this bill they can have their cake without any pain of discussing it. He is nothing more than an opportunistic politician.

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