I know this subject may have been exhausting especially if you read Mr. Stahl's detailed article in the June/July 2009 issue. Mr. Stahl and everyone else in this country needs to read the simplified version:
The Housing Boom and Bust
by Thomas Sowell
New York: Basic Books, 2009
This little 184 page book explains in simplicity how we got into the current economic disaster that developed out of the politics behind the housing boom and bust.
In brief, our political left leaning politicians (including many so-called, ignorant, Republicans) continue to "fix" conditions they don't understand. We better wake up to the fact that the leftists amongst us are continuing their effort to destroy our country's financial vitality bit by bit in the name of helping the very disadvantaged that they are NOT helping but whose ignorant votes keep them in power.
This is a must read if you are interested in FREEDOM!