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Treasury Department reaches out to bloggers?

Monday, March 23, 2009

This came in the mail a short time ago. Either someone has crafted a clever little joke on gullible little me or the Treasury Department is now reaching out to the blogosphere.
IMAGE Now I'm going to have to call in to see just which one it was...

10 comments:

Tim said...

Hmmm... I just called in (reminds me of when I used to work out of a cubicle - "press star 6 to mute").

Maybe a live blogging is in order...

The WSJ blog guys are probably doing this...

Tim said...

This is pretty interesting to listen in on.

Brad DeLong of U.C. Berkeley just called someone an "Energizer Bunny" after citing some 1830s British monetary policy history.

Dan said...

sounds like a Pravda MLM

Anonymous said...

So it's not a scam? More details, pls!

the devil on your shoulder said...

grill those f..kers over the 3% risk/20% equity bargain for private investors.

Tim said...

Actually, it only went on for about a half hour, twenty minutes of which were taken up by two gubment fellas - Gene Sperling and Matt Baker.

Brad DeLong wanted to know how much of the TARP funds were being used and cited a letter-writing effort by 19th century British banker Bagehot to bolster confidence (or something like that - maybe something about lending generously but at a penal rate of interest too). Then John Carney of ClusterStock asked about pricing.

They live-blogged it at ClusterStock, so you can get more details there. The BBC live blogged it as well.

Tim said...

I can just imagine the discussion at the Treasury Department regarding the addition of my email address to their list. "This guy's blog is called 'The Mess That Greenspan Made'. I got his name from DeLong. Should we include him?"

Obviously, the reply was "Yes".

Anonymous said...

Tim,

What were you thinking when you tried to rename the blog a while back? It is your rightful legacy.

Tim said...

I'm always "too early" - even a year ago, I was thinking the name had already become quite old.

Anonymous said...

>asset managers that will be "Treasury-approved"

Isn't that the job Bill Gross (Pimco) offered to do for free:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/97393-bill-gross-will-work-for-free-kind-of

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