Links regarding current credit crisis

Well, this is still quite big news globally so here are a couple of interesting links that give viewpoints and opinions regarding the whole deal:

First off – I detest Michael Moore but this is interesting:

An argument from the other side: The comments here are a mixed bag and, IMHO, capture a great snapshot of the confusion most people are experiencing regarding this.

5 thoughts on “Links regarding current credit crisis

  1. There’s no reason anyone has presented to believe that a $700 billion handout of money will solve our problem. Will it rein in fraudulent lending? No. Will it rein in creative accounting? No. In fact, it will send a message that these things are OK because the government will simply clean up your mess.

    This is like handing your teenager the keys to the Beemer after they have wrecked the Mercedes. The proper response is to restrict and punish them, not let them feel like its OK, that mom & dad will clean up after them, and they can go on doing what they’ve been doing.

    People say we don’t have time to reregulate. That is a mistake. We should be reregulating immediately. Yes, *before* we start doling out public money. When your kid comes home and tells you they totaled the Mercedes, do you first think “okay, well I know a good auto body shop, and the number for the insurance company is on my desk?” No, you scold them and send them to their room and tell them they are grounded. “Say goodbye to sunshine, sunshine” as Sid’s dad on Skins says. THEN you start fretting about how to clean up.

    We’re not doing that. We’re not punishing or restricting. We’re just cleaning up messes letting the naughty adolescents run our lives. That’s bad governing. Ever hear the expression “someone needs to teach that kid a lesson”? We need that for the investment banks, lenders, and debt sellers.

    If we hand out money and don’t start pressing our foot down on the necks of the investment banks and lenders at the same time, we’re only going to find ourselves out $700B and in a deeper mess down the road.

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