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What Caused the Housing Bubble?

A lot of factors, I'm sure. From greedy lenders to a consumer-driven run on homes in certain areas. One thing's clear, when the bubble popped, the entire nation suffered. The construction companies in California and Nevada don't even resemble the massive crews of ten years ago.

Did government have a hand in the bubble? Probably. But to what extent?

I included this little film today about the Federal Reserve back in the 90's when we all thought nothing could go wrong.

There are more reasons for the bubble that eventually brought us to our be sure...but this just might be one of the first. This is making me rethink bills like the Home Star Program.

Boston Fed

Click the 4-directional arrow box at the top right to enlarge the screen for easy viewing.

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