Category Archives: Business and Finance

Stealing the stimulus

Why the Democrats’ pork-stuffed stimulus package won’t help the economy By Alyssa A. Lappen FrontPageMagazine | Feb. 6, 2009 When are earmarks not earmarks? When Congressional Democrats add them to New Deal-style legislation. According to Congressional Democrats, “there are no … Continue reading

Investing in Jihad

The hidden perils of shari’a finance By Alyssa A. Lappen FrontPageMagazine | Feb. 4, 2009 Indonesian sukuk buyers may sink in the same ship with the dupes heeding Western headlines and Islamic gurus since the Bernard Madoff scandal broke last … Continue reading

The High Cost of Recovery

Can America really spend its way out of recession? By Alyssa A. Lappen FrontPage Magazine | Jan. 27, 2009 In the first sweep of his Presidential pen, President Barack H. Obama proclaimed Jan. 20 a “National Day of Renewal and … Continue reading

America’s Deficit Disorder

The U.S. economy is on dangerously thin ice. by Alyssa A. Lappen FrontPage Magazine | Jan. 19, 2009 Upon his January 20 arrival in the Oval Office, President-elect Barack Obama will face the worst recession to hit the U.S. economy … Continue reading

How Madoff did it

The Ponzi fraud made fools of his investors, Wall Street, and federal regulators. by Alyssa A. Lappen FrontPage Magazine | Dec. 22, 2008 “The fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.” — Akhenaten … Continue reading

What fate for the Big Three?

Michael Savage Interview Radio appearance | Dec. 16, 2008 Alyssa A. Lappen describes Chapter 11. Filing for court protection and reorganization—invented to save 19th railroads and prevent them from literally melting down and scrapping the rails—may give the U.S. auto … Continue reading