Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
It is a conspiracy theory because you talk in such absolutes.
Unbelievable! That doesn't make it a conspiracy which is a crime committed by more than one person in secret. I know what you're problem is, you're somewhat illiterate—definitely economically illiterate. You might want to look up the meaning of a word before you throw it around accusing others of it.
You don't create a crisis like this without multiple things going wrong creating a perfect storm. This is as much about free market participants acting unethically and unchecked as it is about market intervention. There were too many players within the system trying to game the system. And let's not act like they did this all because they were forced to gamble. They did it for self interest. This is about bad government AND bad people within the market. To say government intervention was the root cause of the problem excuses the problematic individuals within the system.
You just don't get it. Try studying free-market economics for starters. You wouldn't know a market if you saw one. You're a central planner.
Before you read the “Outside The Lines” report, consider this:
Taping the opposing team’s sideline still isn’t banned; only taping the opposing team from the sideline is illegal.
Also remember this:
Taping the opposing team from the sideline wasn’t banned until 2006, yet the report cites examples as far back as 2000. ~NESN