Solving The Foreclosure Crisis

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On its surface, the current foreclosure crisis appears to have erupted from a volatile mix of debt, deregulation, risk, and over-leveraging within the economy. This; however, is a merely symptomatic approach to the recession, and does not address its underlying causes. In order to truly solve the crisis of foreclosures, one must address the systemic deficiencies which allowed the crisis to originally form. In the housing sector, the foreclosure crisis can be viewed as the bursting of the housing bubble. Indeed, the economy as a whole around the turn of the millennium can be characterized by its bubbles, and any solution to the housing bubble must necessarily take into account the complex web of interconnections between each and every…show more content…
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