Были ли бедные причиной кризиса?

ВАШИНГТОН, ОКРУГ КОЛУМБИЯ. Соединенные Штаты по-прежнему расколоты горячими дебатами по поводу причин финансового кризиса 2007-2009 годов. Стоит ли винить правительство в том, что пошло не так, и если да, то в какой степени?

В декабре республиканское меньшинство в Комиссии по расследованию финансового кризиса (FCIC) вступило в спор, выпустив предупредительные раскольнические комментарии. По мнению этой группы, ошибочная правительственная политика, направленная на расширение домовладений среди относительно бедных людей, подтолкнула слишком многих из них к тому, что они стали брать субстандартные ипотеки, которые они не могли себе позволить.

Этот комментарий получил большую поддержку, особенно в контролируемой республиканцами палате представителей в преддверии президентских выборов 2012 года. Но хотя республиканцы из FCIC и пишут красноречиво, имеют ли они какие-нибудь доказательства, чтобы обосновать свои утверждения? Виновато ли бедное население США в самом суровом глобальном кризисе за более чем продолжительный период?

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