BOOK REVIEW: ‘Secret Weapon': Was the 2008 Economic Meltdown Caused by Economic Terrorism? Financial Expert Kevin Freeman Thinks So — And Says It Could Happen Again
Sunday, January 29, 2012 – 19:08 REVIEWED BY DAVID M. KINCHEN
Conventional Wisdom says the economic meltdown of the U.S. and most of the rest of the world was a self-inflicted wound, caused by greedy Wall Street types creating toxic assets from sub-prime mortgages, short sellers who wanted to maximize their profits, people buying overpriced houses they couldn't possibly afford, lack of regulation by the federal government, etc. etc.
This is the message of the HBO movie "Too Big to Fail," as well as the 2011 "The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report," the final report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States, published for the trade by Public Affairs…