September 23, 2008

Vassar Prof Speaking Out Against Econ "Bailout"

Professor of Economics Paul Ruud (not Paul Rudd) has taken to the blogosphere to comment on the government's bailout of major corporations during the recent financial crisis.

Professor Ruud is one of many signatures by economics professors on an "open letter" to the Senate.

Here's an excerpt:
"As economists, we want to express to Congress our great concern for the plan proposed by Treasury Secretary Paulson to deal with the financial crisis. We are well aware of the difficulty of the current financial situation and we agree with the need for bold action to ensure that the financial system continues to function. We see three fatal pitfalls in the currently proposed plan..."


Anonymous said...

In class today, Professor Ruud briefly discussed his thoughts on the bailout, after someone asked him. Although he expressed the same sentiments as those written in the letter, he didn't seem very up-in-arms about it, though he is a pretty chill guy.

Anonymous said...

too bad it wasnt paul rudd. hes dreamy.