(n. from the same root as 'baleful'):
(1) an expensive and hasty government bailout of an entire industry
(2) a government bailout that creates negative incentives for corporate executives while doing little to resolve an underlying economic crisis
(3) a government bailout that causes more harm than good
Time will tell whether the Troubled Asset Relief Program is a bale-out that hurts the economy over the long-run.
(adj. derived from John Thain, former CEO of Merrill Lynch): describing extravagant behavior by the head of a failing organization, e.g. office renovations ordered by a CEO when the company is insolvent or bankrupt; akin to 'fiddling while Rome burns'
He spent $35,000 for a commode? That's positively inthain!
a term used in German concentration camps during the Second World War to refer to the building where valuables confiscated from prisoners were kept; German prison guards thought of Canada as a non-specific place of great wealth; for prisoners, 'Canada' connoted both wealth and freedom.
Gold confiscated from the prisoners went to Canada.