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Our Government-Created Financial Crisis

carlos j. Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:32 AM
The Walter Williams analysis of the Financial Crisis is not only true , but, begs the question why do we keep putting out trust in self centered individuals and personify Einsteins definition of insanity. How can anyone justify putting a tax cheat like Timothy Gaithner as Secretary of the Treasury who is the big boss of the Internal Revenue Service?

Suppose you saw a building on fire. Would you seek counsel from the arsonist who set it ablaze for advice on how to put it out? You say, "Williams, you'd have to be a lunatic to do that!" But that's precisely what we've done: turned to the people who created our fiscal crisis to fix it. I have never read a better account of our doing just that than in John A. Allison's new book, "The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure."

Allison is the former CEO of Branch Banking and Trust, the nation's 10th largest bank. He assembles...