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|Financial Fiasco: How America's Infatuation with Homeownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis|
|Media type||Print, Digital|
|Pages||xvi, 186 p.|
Financial Fiasco is a book by Swedish writer Johan Norberg. The text traces the causes of the late-2000s financial crisis, showing the mistakes made in by the Federal Government in Washington D.C., politically connected finance institutions on Wall Street, and in communities across America that led to the economic meltdown. While many analysts have placed the blame solely on Wall Street, Norberg exposes the crucial role government regulation played in creating the opportunities and incentives that led to the financial collapse.
The book was the basis for the 2010 film Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis.
Purchase page at Cato.org
- Articles, essays and reviews
- The Freeman Review: "Financial Fiasco" by Waldemar Ingdahl, June 2010
- Financial Times review: "Financial Fiasco" by Giles Wilkes, December 2009
- Other media
- Cato Book Forum: Financial Fiasco lecture by Johan Norberg, September 2009 (at Fora.tv)
- Financial Fiasco Facebook page