Opinion

The collapse according to Greenspan

The following are excerpts of prepared remarks former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan delivered before the House Committee of Government Oversight and Reform last month. We are in the midst of a once-in-a century credit tsunami. Central banks and governments…

The financial crisis shows us the way

In the fall of 2008, as the global financial architecture crumbled, governments around the world swiftly committed themselves to spending trillions of dollars to rescue the global market in money, to save financial institutions from the consequences of their bad…

Card check measure is bad news for N.H.

This may be one of the most consequential elections of our lifetime — especially for small-business owners and their employees. As a local business owner of seven New Hampshire restaurants and proud New Hampshire voter, I want all to understand…

Education is key before voting

The great English poet William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire.” Indeed, having the desire to search for answers is essential in today’s society, especially in terms…

We can’t afford more bailouts

Many people I talk to are stunned by the impact of the recent financial crisis. However, what grabbed the attention of most has been the escalating growth in the bailouts from the federal government over the past few months. We’ve…