Insolvency of the Fannie and Freddie Predicted Two Years Ago. What Happens Next? Or How to Avoid the “Mother of All Bailouts”
By Nouriel Roubini
A pretty good article from Nouriel Roubini. A choice quote below, then on to the article.
“Privatizing profits and socializing” losses may dominate the policy outcome. Financial institutions love a system where they gamble recklessly, pocket the profits in good times and let the fisc (taxpayer) pay the bill when their reckless behavior triggers a financial crisis; this is socialism for the rich. That is why you already hear the whole Wall Street Greek chorus moaning for a bailout of the GSEs.