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Our Government-Created Financial Crisis

Ress Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:33 AM
The writings of Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell should be mandatory study for every high schooler. Imagine a country in which at least half the population understood basic economics.
Ed52 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 12:38 PM
Effective education would not be in line with current politicians who rely on superficiality & slogans to maintain their jobs. A democracy only succeeds where the majority of voters are literate, mercantile middle class with access to a working, objective free press.
samplin Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:21 PM
Big Bear and Ed52 are both totally correct.
BigOlBear Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:48 AM

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...