Financial meltdown UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Monday, October 6, 2008

Financial meltdown UPDATE

Posted By on Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 6:54 AM

Bailout or no bailouts, the world markets are in deep distress today. The economy, like the energy market, is global. A little domestic "drilling," whether to tap taxpayers or offshore oil reserves, is no panacea.

Foreign investors fear action last week isn't enough to ease the credit crisis.

UPDATE: Dow dips below 10,000.

Four more years of the same?

No wonder McCain wants to talk about Obama -- and Wright and Ayers (what a stretch) -- and not the economy.

This analyst argues that McCain's personal attacks on Obama won't work.

UPDATE II: With the Dow off 700, NY Times reports a few words from our leader George W. Bush. Couldn't somebody just tell him to jump in Cheney's bunker for the duration?

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (16)

Showing 1-16 of 16

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-16 of 16

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016
  • Policy group urges opposition to new charter seats in Little Rock

    The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is urging supporters of the Little Rock School District to tell state Board of Education members they oppose applications to be heard this week to dramatically expand the number of charter school seats in the Little Rock School District.
    • Mar 9, 2016
  • Civil War over in Fort Smith; lawyer strikes his Rebel mascot battle tent

    KSFM reports that Joey McCutchen, the lawyer who's been trying to restart the Civil War in Fort Smith over the School Board's decision to drop the Rebel mascot and related trappingsfor Southside High School, is dropping his School Board takeover campaign.
    • May 27, 2016

Most Shared

  • Lynchings hidden in the history of the Hot Springs Confederate monument

    Hot Springs twice erupted into the kind of violence that has its roots in the issues left unresolved by the Civil War, and both times, it happened right where that monument to Confederate soldiers stands today.
  • Take yourself there: Mavis Staples coming to LR for Central High performance

    Gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, who has been inspiring fans with gospel-inflected freedom songs like "I'll Take You There" and "March Up Freedom's Highway" and the poignant "Oh What a Feeling" will come to Little Rock for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High.
  • Klan's president

    Everything that Donald Trump does — make that everything that he says — is calculated to thrill his lustiest disciples. But he is discovering that what was brilliant for a politician is a miscalculation for a president, because it deepens the chasm between him and most Americans.
  • On Charlottesville

    Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents' basements carrying tiki torches from Home Depot.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Confederate memories of a Southern boy

    • I grieve over every old statue that's taken down because they are history, though bad…

    • on August 21, 2017
  • Re: Eclipse-o-rama underway

    • Re Golpher's words and Trump's actions (recounted in tsallenarng's post) above: "None so blind as…

    • on August 21, 2017
  • Re: Confederate memories of a Southern boy

    • Grew up in El Dorado in the '50-60s and graduated from Southern State College (now…

    • on August 21, 2017

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation