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Short Attention Span Economics

In 2008, the meltdown cratered a bunch of tech companies. In response, Obama got Dodd-Frank passed, to make sure it wouldn’t happen again. Then Donald Trump got elected, and he repealed almost all of Dodd-Frank.

Now, the same thing that happened in 2008 happened again. If Dodd-Frank were still law, the Silicon Valley Bank would not have failed.

Hypocritically, Republicans are blaming the SVB failure on “woke culture”.

If you don’t believe me, just take “A Closer Look”:



  1. Ray wrote:

    I do believe the RWNJs have reached the end of their tether, since they cannot understand the meaning of the word “woke.”
    They would prefer being asleep rather than being awakened.

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7:01 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    I don’t think they care if they say stupid things.

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 1:20 pm | Permalink
  3. notycoon22 wrote:

    I thought Robert Reich’s 3/13 column had some good information to share.

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 4:10 pm | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    Thanks NoTycoon22. That’s a great article from Robert Reich.

    There was also a good post on Electoral-Vote this morning, pushing back against people who claim that the government is “bailing out” SVB and Signature banks.

    Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

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