As reported in The Hightower Lowdown, the Tribune Company is going under. It was bought last year for $8.2 billion by real estate magnate Sam Zell. Because he didn't have enough cash for the deal, he colluded with the CEO to use the employees' pension fund as collateral for a loan. The crushing interest rates meant that he had to slash payroll to try and make ends meet.
Not only is the deal itself troubling, but I do not see how a company can be bought with borrowed money, and then be profitable enough to pay the loans and make more.
Perhaps the whole idea of large amounts of credit is itself the problem?