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    What is responsible for the housing bubble is not the lack of regulation, it is the Fed's loose money policy. The deregulation made the housing market more enticing for banks, but if that deregulation hadn't occurred, there would have been massive speculation in another segment of the economy. So the solution is to either heavily regulate everything or kick the Fed in the ass and force them to follow a tight money policy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    If the government keeps intervening, collapse is inevitable. It'll probably take a collapse for most people to realize that Keynesian economic philosophy is horseshit.
    This type of intervention is by no means in line with a Keynesian philosophy, by no means. It's exclusively statalism, which is absolutely NOT representative of what Keynes spoke about.
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    The DOW is down over 500 points. Good or bad for the economy?
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    The DOW is down over 500 points. Good or bad for the economy?
    I foresee a big bull market in the second half of 2009 and 2010.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    I foresee Lateralus doing some bargain hunting over the next few days.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    The DAX went below 6000 this day for the first time in 12 years...
    Whats going on with the boom in America ?
    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBvftJUwDw&t=0s[/URL]

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    Market correction. It's a good thing.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    We're screwed... and we're taking the world with us.

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    Lesson 1: Do not lend money to people who can't pay it back.
    Corollary 1: ...unless you can pass the loan off to a federal agency at a profit.
    Corollary 2: If you're a federal agency, see Lesson 1.
    Corollary 3: If you're a taxpayer, hold federal agencies responsible for Lesson 1. Better still, get the government out of the lending business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I foresee a big bull market in the second half of 2009 and 2010.
    Probably. It's all cyclic. Whoever happens to be president will be loved (through no merit of their own, whatsoever).

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