Wall Street Woes
Slate's complete coverage of the financial crisis.
"My Lunch at Bear Stearns: The investment bank may be worth only $2 a share, but it still has an amazing salad bar," by Dana Vachon. Posted Friday, March 21, 2008.
"Bear Run: Why the Fed had to bail out Bear Stearns," by Elizabeth Spiers. Posted Tuesday, March 18, 2008.
"What Is a Mortgage-Backed Security?: The financial instrument that destroyed Bear Stearns," by Chris Wilson. Posted Monday, March 17, 2008.
"The Toddler Economy: Why are CEOs and Wall Street financiers behaving so childishly?" by Daniel Gross. Posted Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008.
From The Big Money
"What If Bank Bears Are Right? The bailout doesn't address massive bad debt," by Mark Gimein. Posted Oct. 1, 2008.
"Bailout Baloney: What do wooden children's arrows have to do with the credit crisis?" By Karim Bardeesy. Posted Oct. 1, 2008.
"Um, Now What? The bailout failed. How do we pick up the pieces? Or do we?" by Chadwick Matlin. Posted Sept. 29, 2008.
"Why the GOP Plan Won't Work: House Republicans would create a new batch of AIG-type debt," by Chadwick Matlin. Posted Sept. 26, 2008.
"McCain's Bailout Bind: The maverick's suspension of his campaign hits a new snag as House Republicans propose an alternative to the bailout," by Karim Bardeesy and Chadwick Matlin. Posted Sept. 26, 2008.