The Ultimate Cause of the Financial Meltdown: Government

by Don Boudreaux on June 22, 2015

in Business as usual, Myths and Fallacies, Other People's Money, Reality Is Not Optional, Regulation, Seen and Unseen, Subsidies, The Crisis, Video

In this superb new video – which is just under six-minutes long – the Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas explains the relevant, bailout-bloated history behind the 2008 financial crisis.  Contrary to popular myth, the chief cause of this crisis was not banks and other financial institutions being too free of the oversight of government regulators but, rather, banks and other financial institutions operating with perverse incentives created by myopic government officials.


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