Saturday, January 24, 2009

He saw the Housing Bubble Coming

Posted by: Liwin Troy Lee

Some forecasters were prescient; financial leaders weren't.

The current economic crisis is raising many legitimate questions about the failure of economists and financial analysts to foresee the housing bubble and warn of its collapse.

There were, in fact, many warnings dating back more than seven years--but in the euphoria of rising home prices, no one listened. As time went by and no crash occurred, many of those doing the warning lost credibility or decided that perhaps they were wrong and moved on to other issues.

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