I am doing a seminar on bailouts this quarter with Professors Baird and Henderson. The syllabus is evolving but is here if you are interested. I put together some introductory material on the 1930s for class last week; the newspaper headlines from the time of Roosevelt’s first inauguration are really quite striking. The powerpoint slides also include links to many of the statutes enacted during Roosevelt’s first 100 days, plus key bailout statutes such as both versions of the Frazier-Lemke Act.
And for those interested in reading more blogging, students will be blogging about the readings each week. Posts will go up Monday and Wednesday of each week. Today’s posts on the 1979 bailout of Chrysler are available here.