The provision of financial help or liquidity to a corporation that otherwise would be on the brink of failure or bankruptcy. A bailout might be performed for the benefit of the one providing the monetary aid (someone who bails out a struggling company in order to gain control of that company), or simply for the benefit of the company and anyone who consumes the goods or services offered by that company. Some historical bailouts occurred during the Great Depression and the S&L Crisis, and also have occurred more recently as the United States government bailed out many financial organizations in 2008 and 2009.

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The bailout occurred for the banks but many people asked why individuals do not get to receive any type of bailout.

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When the government performed the huge bailout, the government had extreme influence over the companies, mostly in the heavy industry sector, that they helped.

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Bill Gate's bailout of Apple Computer in the late 90's was largely seen as self-serving ploy to divert the attention of the Department of Justice investigations into Microsoft's monopolistic practices.

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