Friday, September 26, 2008

Subprime Meltdown Explained

Here's a good summary of the financial crisis that I got from, of all places, Fark. It's definitely worth a read, even if he does get a little bit jargony at times.

1 comment:

Matthew B. Novak said...

Yup, I'd say that's a pretty accurate picture. I'd place a little more focus (blame) on the overly-agressive selling of bad mortgages, the yield spread premiums that encourage brokers to get people into bad mortgages, and the immediate sale to the "secondary market" (the same people who made the mortgages, just under a different guise), but for a big picture explaination this is good.