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Volume 14  Number 3  •  Winter 2010
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Lost Trust
The Real Cause of the Financial Meltdown
By Bruce Yandle
This article appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of The Independent Review

Accounting standards, credit ratings, and credit-default swaps were created to help facilitate financial transactions by fostering trust. In the run-up to the credit-market freeze of 2008 those assurance mechanisms collapsed under the weight of political and regulatory pressures to aggressively expand homeownership and other policies.

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Other Independent Review articles by Bruce Yandle
    Spring 2018   Who Is the Forgotten Man (and Woman) on the Fiscal Commons?
    Spring 2018   The Bureaucrat Kings
    Spring 2016   Stagnation by Regulation in America’s Kudzu Economy
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