Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Geithner Makes #30

Tim Geithner '83 came in at #30 of TIME Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people. The writeup praises him for having:

  • an "ambitious" bank rescue plan (though one should remember it was his second attempt; the first was universally panned as too vague and the market plummeted)
  • "deft handling of the auto industry bailout" (which is confusing given that Chrysler filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy just a few days ago)

It's written by Massimo Calabresi, a TIME reporter. It's pretty short, especially when compared with others' such as Tom Hanks or Penélope Cruz. It appears that he also penned Christine Lagarde's writeup as well.

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