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Greenspan Calls Crisis a "Credit Tsunami"

Greenspan Calls Crisis a "Credit Tsunami"

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Greenspan Calls Crisis a "Credit Tsunami" Greenspan told the House Oversight Committee on Thursday that his belief that banks would be more prudent in their lending practices because of the need to protect their stockholders had proved to be wrong. Greenspan said he had made a "mistake" in believing that banks operating in their self-interest would be enough to protect their shareholders and the equity in their institutions. Greenspan said that he had found "a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works."

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