Re: Forbes' 400 Wealthiest People!
What a twit. I seriously doubt you will provide anything approaching the depth I could provide. Anyway, remember when I said that my philosophy comes from the Austrian school of economics (and before you get confused, no it is not an actual school that I attended, but a group of economic thinkers), so quite obviously I would be against TARP, the auto bailouts, and definitely against the Stimulus Package. Tarp and the auto bailouts set a particularly dangerous moral hazard in that it encourages corruption and also leads to nationalization of a large part of the American industrial complex.
As for the New Deal, I think that in retrospect most of what FDR did during the thirties greatly prolonged both the length and the depth of the Great Depression. Amity Shlaes book "The Forgotten Man" fairly clearly illustrates how much damage a government run amok can do when it starts overly tinkering with the economy.
If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the precipitate.