Steve Randy Waldman Explains It All to You
Not certain this link will work, but at Interfluidity, SRW replies to Karl Smith, closing with a sentiment with which I am very much in sympathy:
It is not technocratic economists who will win the day and pull us out of our cul-de-sac, but angry Irishmen and Spaniards who challenge, on moral terms, the right of German bankers to impose vast deadweight costs on current activity because they lent greedily into what might easily have been recognized as a property and credit bubble.
Read the whole thing, even if this link doesn’t work.
What’s the latest line on default by Ireland? Trending up I suspect.
Thanks for the link. SRW often has interesting takes on things.
So, the house that I sold in 2007 before the bubble burst, had I not sold it, I would ‘not’ have been required to pay on it any further because the lender “lent greedily into what might easily have been recognized as a property and credit bubble.”
Had I only known what I know now I would have a free house!