Poll: How to Spend Financial Stimulus II

Last Updated Nov 24, 2008 11:04 AM EST

President-elect Barack Obama has his economic team largely in place, and there's much buzz about the next edition of Regulators Gone Wild. In other words, the size of Financial Stimulus II, a second gigantic stimulus to get the economy going again. Here's a nice summary of the events of the week from Slate's Big Money column, including the bailout of Citigroup and the selection of Obama's team, as well as speculation on whether Larry Summers will replace Ben Bernanke as Fed Chair in January 2010. President-elect Obama's advisors apparently are telling him that we need to spend from $400 billion to $700 billion more to stabilize our economy.

What do you think we should do with the money?

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  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Michael Fitzgerald writes about innovation and other big ideas in business for publications like the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc. and CIO. He’s worked as a writer or editor at Red Herring, ZDNet, TechTV and Computerworld, and has received numerous awards as a writer and editor. Most recently, his piece on the hacker collective the l0pht won the 2008 award for best trade piece from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He was also a 2007 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion.