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Hank Greenberg: “Don’t Blame Me for AIG”

April 2, 2009
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From the Wall Street Journal (pay site): “I think they got greedy. I think they wrote considerably more business than they should have,” Maurice “Hank” Greenberg told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday. They got greedy? Them? Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) was more direct, asking Mr. Greenberg during a heated exchange,...
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Alan Greenspan: “Don’t Blame Me”

March 11, 2009
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Alan Greenspan: “Don’t Blame Me”

Alan Greenspan As a reporter with a passing interest in economics, the worship of Alan Greenspan has puzzled and irked me for two decades. The allegedly “brilliant” chairman of the Federal Reserve, who speaks with the clarity of an autistic middle-schooler, was nonetheless feted as an “oracle,” first by the business press and later...
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