Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on October 9, 2014

in Crony Capitalism, Myths and Fallacies, Other People's Money, Regulation, Risk and Safety, Seen and Unseen, The Crisis

… is from page 8 of Roger Koppl’s insightful 2014 monograph, From Crisis to Confidence: Macroeconomics after the Crash (original emphasis):

It is true that there was a kind of selective deregulation before the [2008 financial] crisis.  But the idea that excess lending was somehow a market failure overlooks a big important fact: too big to fail.  The bankers were gambling with other people’s money.


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