Economist Steven Horwitz published this open letter on September 28, 2008, if you haven’t read it you should. My friends, In the last week or two, I have heard frequently from you that the current financial mess has been caused by the failures of free markets and deregulation. I have heard from you that the […]
Community Reinvestment Act
Video: Burning Down The House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis?
This video has been floating around the web for a couple of days… It provides a detailed look at how the Community Reinvestment Act was used to push banks into sub-prime mortgages and how that distorted the housing market… And helped create the bubble that burst. A couple of caveats though… First it lays the […]