causes of the great recession

This video explains the economic crisis: The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo. When failure rates became high, confidence in bank returns on investment and mortgage values dropped. It prompted me to start my business (after losing my job – well, this part wasn’t good :)) and it really turned my life around. However, many scholars agree that at least the following four factors played a role. As the number of foreclosures increased, banks ceased lending to subprime customers, which further reduced demand and prices. Causes of the Great Recession. Other family members who had AIG and BOA stock also lost disproportionally – and none of us are particularly ‘greedy’ – we worked hard for our money and just ended up being unfortunate victims of circumstance. AMERICAN TRAGEDY 2012: SETTLEMENTS TOO LATE! They also took the longest time to recover, and some of them still had not recovered even 10 years after the end of the recession. I’ll stand by my answer. It involves pumping quantities of money into the economy. In their own words, Youtube “How the Democrats Caused the Financial Crisis Cuomo….Cuomo threatened Accubanc in Texas (and that’s just one Bank–the reason Cuomo sued was because an illegal alien was trying to buy a home and had no down payment, no credit history, no legal status within the U.S.) with all the weight of the Community Reinvestment Act Legislation and also Attorney General Janet Reno behind him, he threatened every mortgage lending bank in America…to cough up subprime loans or else…..that they would suffer consequences and/or Clinton Admin would come in and shut them down…Accubanc gave $2.1 Billion in subprime loans which were sold to Fannie and Freddie (aka taxpayers) first, then they were bundled together (all the crap loans) and sold to pensions, to unsuspecting investors here in the US and worldwide. For more information, please see our Advertising Policy. Perhaps someone should pay George Soros a visit. The banking crisis of 2008 has been blamed for many of the ecomony’s woes. People cannot afford to borrow, and banks cannot afford to lend. So long as the bailout comes with changes to lending regulations and more oversight of the industry, along with other safeguards to protect taxpayer dollars and prevent thieves from not only getting of the hook, but profiting again, there is potential to stabilize the market, which is what everyone wants. And i would like to give a special shoutout. Barney Frank (Dem. Let’s take the economy of Japan. All of us should hang together and change something to some extent. 2. Economic recessions are caused by a loss of business and consumer confidence. The key was to generate more revenue thru more loans volume. Ron from The Wisdom Journal recently wrote about the legislators were bought and sold by money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. After all – we’ve been here before in the 1980s to a lesser degree with regards to copious amounts of debt. According to one study, during the first two years after the official end of the recession, from 2009 to 2011, the aggregate net worth of the richest 7 percent of households increased by 28 percent while that of the lower 93 percent declined by 4 percent. do you think that the world needs a more functioning economic system to cover the failure of the capitalism? I purchased a house near the bottom of the market, and the value of that is up now 33% since 2010. 3. the truth is globalization hasn’t caused any havoc in USA as it has in many countries particularly African countries. Yes, I agree that greed and other factors contributed to the collapse, but it’s fairly obvious that government intervention was a major factor. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of the bank advertiser, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. Ryan Guina is the founder and editor of Cash Money Life. I believe the root of this problem lies in the idea that people are entitled to certain things (such as home ownership) even if it’s beyond their financial capabilities. Yours would be one of the rare stories during the recession. A demand-side shock could occur due to several factors, such as. 1) Rising Inequality 2) Loosening of bank lending rules 3) Rise of mortgage securitization. These massive losses caused many banks to tighten their lending requirements, but it was already too late for many of them… the damage had already been done. No one was going to forego consumption if the rates paid on savings accounts were below the rate of inflation. Abstract . Households headed by younger adults, particularly by persons born in the 1980s, lost the most wealth, measured as a percentage of what had been accumulated by earlier generations in similar age groups. Kind of like being a kid in a candy store with a free credit card. © Cash Money Life 2007-2020. i have read the article but non of the replies, i agree with all what have been addressed but i think one factors was left behind,, Globalization,open market ,which lead to wealth reallocation over nations. References to third party products, rates, and offers may change without notice. This means you have a chance to pay off your debt quickly, take advantage of it. Several banks and financial institutions merged with other institutions or were simply bought out. And yes, Greed was the main issue in this financial crisis we are now going through, BUT the banks AND the government are to blame for. As millions of people lost their homes, jobs, and savings, the poverty rate in the United States increased, from 12.5 percent in 2007 to more than 15 percent in 2010. The teaser rates and HELOC really impacted some of our friends and made it easy to buy a large house with no money down. For many people, this loss of wealth came largely through falling home values. Cheap credit created more money in the system and people wanted to spend that money. This is something no one wants to see as it would ripple through our economy and into the world markets in a matter of hours, potentially causing a worldwide meltdown. Let’s just say I had a little less luck than that. Where is your evidence the government “threatened banks”? By August 2007, the Federal Reserve responded to the subprime mortgage crisis by adding $24 billion in liquidity to the banking system. In the coming years I think we will see an even greater distribution of wealth throughout the world. When you think about the long-term impact of the Great Recession, it’s easy to see why some people still feel as though they are fighting a losing battle against a recession that is over. We need to let them go through bankruptcy, and allow for other companies to pick up where they have failed. The first signs came in 2006 when housing prices began falling. The next few days will be interesting. Corrections? I was really hoping that the economy will start its recovery soon as my investments in stocks were all losing big. Thinking a company is “US” gives it some quality of patriotism that companies do not have. And the truth is, as Baker says, that the recession was caused by the crash in the housing market. Aside from the staging of the crisis by government meddling, look at the trigger events. Second, this made bankers wildly successful, as banks could take Fed loans at 1% interest and loan those funds to mortgagors at 6%; promptly thereafter selling the loans, and lend to credit card debtors at up to 18% interest (that’s why there was a new credit card in the mail every week). The recent market instability was caused by many factors, chief among them a dramatic change in the ability to create new lines of credit, which dried up the flow of money and slowed new economic growth and the buying and selling of assets. It’s hard to believe people bought homes and also were able to take more money out and buy new cars, boats, and shop for furniture. I have heard of many that have lost a great deal, even friends in Canada, because of our financial difficulties. One positive effect of the crisis is more people became interested in economics and finance. We have a crisis of solvency. (It did not account for the inflation in housing (15-20% per year), fuels (30-50% per year), and used distorted measures for other inflation rates. All the checks and balances were taken out of the picture and they got the loan….then the interest rate had to rise because the loan would never be paid back on interest only…All their liberal good intentions put families in their cars, living on the streets, broken marriages, broken families, kids yanked out of their schools, away from their friends..their pets euthanized ….I’m sure jobs were lost too…..Homeless instead of where they were before liberal good intentions created a crap heap of people’s lives. This has been the best time for me. You cannot blame greed. In all the countries affected by the Great Recession, recovery was slow and uneven, and the broader social consequences of the downturn—including, in the United States, lower fertility rates, historically high levels of student debt, and diminished job prospects among young adults—were expected to linger for many years. So what caused the financial crisis of 2008? Let’s look at it step by step. The Bush Administration knew what was going on…….and condoned it!!! Much wealth was lost as U.S. stock prices—represented by the S&P 500 index—fell by 57 percent between 2007 and 2009 (by 2013 the S&P had recovered that loss, and it soon greatly exceeded its 2007 peak). If you want to make money, do as Warren Buffet says, “Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearfull”. Navigate parenthood with the help of the Raising Curious Learners podcast. Small Countries and cities were forced into bankruptcy or forced to issue high interest notes to survive. The market was supported by high returns for mortgage-backed loans. What do you think is the next step in the crisis? I hope that as a result of the crisis we don’t make the process of purchasing a home too complicated and burdensome. We bought our house at the end of 2005 and I was one of the ones that panicked and sold some investments near the market bottom. Mortgage brokers, acting only as middle men, determined who got loans, then passed on the responsibility for those loans on to others in the form of mortgage backed assets (after taking a fee for themselves originating the loan). Reallocation of wealth to other nations is definitely part of the situation. It’s also interesting to note that the Dallas Fed report takes into account the potential cost of reduced opportunity. I agree with all what you said, this crisis is due to greed and we all now suffer from it is consequences. ToughMoneyLove is correct. Great Depression-Wikipedia. Some people saw injustice in the inability of people of lesser means not being able to access credit. Losses of wealth and speed of recovery also varied considerably by socioeconomic class prior to the downturn, with the wealthiest groups suffering the least (in percentage terms) and recovering the soonest. Unfortunately, as a result of the financial crisis, the oil price fell because of the slow demand and their hedge against oil price led them to huge losses. But the truth is that many things caused the Great Depression, not just one single event. All very true, and all very sad. The U.S. economy underwent two important structural changes in the 1980s and 1990s, namely factory automation and outsourcing, both of which hampered the growth of income-based purchasing power in the economy. The financial crisis will continue well into 2010. – makes the financial crisis so much easier to understand. Hi, I agree! Personal Capital is a free software program that allows him to track his net worth, balance his investment portfolio, track his income and expenses, and much more. But they learned no to trust American financial institutions because of our government meddling. In and of itself, that’s not a problem (loosening credit) – microfinance works incredibly well for the bottom billion, for example. Partly because of the higher interest rates, most subprime borrowers, the great majority of whom held adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), could no longer afford their loan payments. A recession is a tipping point in the business cycle when ongoing economic growth peaks, reverses, and becomes ongoing economic contraction. In some countries the recession had serious political repercussions. Wallstreet created a demand so big, that other countries wanted in on it, b/c they too wanted a big return, and trust Wallstreet. It seemingly was caused by sub prime mortgage crisis, but the underlying … Even if you didn’t lose your job, there’s a possibility that your hours were cut, or that you lost some benefits. I think you are right as far as it goes, but you have made an error that almost everyone makes: there are no US companies anymore. We do not need to be further tied to the global economy, we need to be less involved in the global economy, worrying more about getting our house in order, rather than bailing out some ailing nation that is suffering from the effects of too much government intervention. You have a chance to pay off your debt in the next three years, and do so at relatively low rates. It can also be used to purchase large ticket items such as houses or cars. So, Wallstreet hounded the Mortgage Lenders to meet their numbers (by any means necessary). Furthermore, as for there being less banks – well I dont think that is the answer, unless they ‘cant make it on their own’. If that happens, then you can expect to pay more. Capitalism takes care of itself, and those who act criminally within our system need to be brought to justice. ISAAC. There will need to be increased savings, with decreasing consumption. I totally agree with the article above. In the United States, the Great Depression crippled the presidency of Herbert Hoover and led to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. unfortunately developing countries will bare the most of this crunch. In terms of your investments, it’s worth it to note that markets tend to like quantitative easing. In Iceland, which was particularly hard-hit by the financial crisis and suffered a severe recession, the government collapsed, and the country’s three largest banks were nationalized. We do not need to spend more, we do not need a cash influx, and we do not need to bail out the very organizations that created this problem. In Lehman’s case, the short selling of the naked variety, led to a huge number of trades that failed to settle. Omissions? You can open a free account here. I think the problems are much deeper and more troubling. From the beginning of the recession in December 2007 to its official end in June 2009, real gross domestic product (GDP)—i.e., GDP as adjusted for inflation or deflation—declined by 4.3 percent, and unemployment increased from 5 percent to 9.5 percent, peaking at 10 percent in October 2009. Asset bubbles. Liberals always cried that hard working Americans who couldn’t get a home, would be able to make it if the down payment was taken away, if the credit check was taken away, if the interest rate was made low (interest only for the first five years)… what happened? This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. All i wanted to say is that this economy needs to stop doing so bad and get the people who are bring us down out of the chair. Ryan is right – there were a lot of factors but at its core, this was good old fashioned greed. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); FREE Weekly Updates! Altogether, between late 2007 and early 2009, American households lost an estimated $16 trillion in net worth; one quarter of households lost at least 75 percent of their net worth, and more than half lost at least 25 percent. It was Wall street who collaborated with Mortgage lenders as a middle man. The financial crisis still continue this year 2011..countries are going in debt and ppl trying to save it as well also giving out signs of future weakness..lets see how it all goes till 2012 lolz if the world ends then no worries abt economy buhaha. Required fields are marked *. At the time, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded that it was the most severe economic and financial meltdown since the Great Depression. financial crisi is a leverage “effect” to the global insdustralizationin the and period where the cheif operating officer of most company resigned their appointment, staff lay off,defoulting in share prises,bankrutcy of firm, and in increase in debt and where criditors gain. From this, we could have an overall view that little thing make big difference. In reviewing the causes of both economic downfalls, it can be seen that there were several factors in common that helped cause the recession for each era. I think the more troubling issue is not greed, but entitlement. Who would have the motivation to push the economy over the edge? There is no doubt that credit is very important to the economic growth, so more money supply that lent to people with reasonably interest rate then these could lead to stabilizing the economic. During all of this, consumer confidence in the economy was understandably reduced, leading most Americans to curtail their spending in anticipation of harder times ahead, a trend that dealt another blow to business health. Unfortunately, people wanted to buy the same thing, which increased demand and caused inflation. Your assessment is high school at best, and your answer to the U.S. digging its way out of this mess is completely off track. As a consequence, other than as a consequence of the inflated assets purchased on credit (e.g., houses), the balance sheets of the citizens quickly deteriorated. Their very own credit system the created backfired, and I don’t see how they didn’t know that. Advertiser Disclosure: Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone. The purpose of this was to increase home ownership, and it worked (it went up 5% according to you). lets hope its coming to an end very soon. Brian Duignan is a senior editor at Encyclopædia Britannica. On the other hand, recession can help to transform country or business’s outlook for the future (Kurki et al 2009). US net capital inflow has been on the rise in a geometric progression. Your email address will not be published. Was the crisis cause mainly by sub prime lending or are there other factors that influenced the crisis…you can in box me your reply ……thx. Brokers had no reason not to sell you a home. Yet it takes more than one individual banker, no matter how powerful, to make a crisis and when the historians come to chronicle the Great Recession of … The Great Recession started in 2008 and saw some of the highest unemployment rates and home foreclosures in the United States since the Great Depression. Wow, great for you! Through these countries, agricultural coumtries, i don’t have anough to say just to thank everybody for his or her comment.i realy benefited from it.djakna chad, i do think that economic crisis will spread all over the world because of well strengthed globalization. The first sign of the crisis was when the French bank BNP Paribas suspended three of its funds because of the U.S. subprime mortgage sector preventing proper calculation of their value. Also neoptism needs to stop. Others were lucky enough to receive a government bailout and are still functioning. A lot of people got rich quickly and people wanted more. for instance from 100bil (usd)in 1994 to about 700bill(usd) in 2004. The government (starting with the Clinton administration) decided in the 1990’s that more folks needed to own their homes, even if they were not financially ready. While we’re told that inflation isn’t a big deal right now, it could really kick into high gear later as a result of QE3. That’s what happened in U.S. what shall we do in this financial crisis to protect ourself? Many financial institutions that are saddled with risky mortgage backed securities can no longer afford to extend new credit. I will be very happy if sombody give me solution. However, the Fed’s benchmark rate has been near zero for years, so it needs to do something else. Ryan – I agree with your analysis but you left off one other factor. The idea behind the economic bailout is to buy these risky mortgage backed securities from financial institutions, giving these banks the opportunity to lend more money to individuals and businesses, hopefully spurring on the economy. According to one study, during the first two years after the official end of the recession, from 2009 to 2011, the aggregate net worth of the richest 7 percent of households increased by 28 percent while that of the lower 93 percent declined by 4 percent. Meanwhile, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, and Portugal suffered sovereign debt crises that required intervention by the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and resulted in the imposition of painful austerity measures. Please answer asap. As inflation was truly raging, and loans were available at below these inflation rates, hedge fund profits were enormous and almost guaranteed. In the face of weakening product markets and growing unemployment, successive administrations, not wanting to up government expenditure, turned to financial deregulation in an attempt to stimulate houehold debt and in the process, stimulate the economy. Who would consciously manipulate finance for the purpose of moving the economy, and therefore influence politics? Make sure the objective is specific. Thanks Barney Frank! Every coin has two sides. Prediction: To return to full employment, governments will have to up expenditure….massively……and on a permanent basis. Honestly, if individuals learned to live within their means, and use credit for large purchases like houses (when financially ready) and cars, we’d be in much better shape. The richest 7 percent thus increased their share of the nation’s total wealth from 56 percent to 63 percent. Why? But this shoud be followed with very closed control, monitoring and legislations by governments to all banks and also the banks should be more regirous in the loans’ oblegations and mortgages insurances, also the people should bear resposibility of not taking loans over their financial ability, but the more important thing is to fight GREED. uhm, did anybody mention the role of credit default swaps? The appointees, which included six … As the portfolios of even prestigious banks and investment firms were revealed to be largely fictional, based on nearly worthless (“toxic”) assets, many such institutions applied for government bailouts, sought mergers with healthier firms, or declared bankruptcy. Saying greed is to blame for the crisis is perhaps as void of meaning as a statement can be. Isn’t that right? The Fed is doing it by spending money to purchase mortgage backed securities and bonds. Fall in consumer and business confidence resulting from the financial instability. You can’t outlaw it no matter what. What a heap of crap. All these factors combined to produce and prolong a deep recession in the United States. I think current global crises has bad effects on highly industrialized countries. In 2008, there was a huge spike in short sales of the big bank stocks, like Citigroup and Wachovia, the survival of which was seen as critical to the stability of the financial system. Average home sizes have nearly doubled in thirty years. As banks lent money freely on the basis of collateral, prices increased, allowing more and more lending. However, we do not accept compensation for positive reviews; all reviews on this site represent the opinions of the author. 2. The Great Recession of 2008-9 was the deepest and longest capitalist economic slump since the Great Depression of 1929-32. The causes of the Great Recession: mainstream and heterodox interpretations and the cherry pickers . We may receive compensation through affiliate or advertising relationships from products mentioned on this site. The Great Recession was a period of marked general decline observed in national economies globally that occurred between 2007 and 2009.The scale and timing of the recession varied from country to country (see map). The great recession has actually been great for me. First, an understatement of real inflation rates (see “core inflation,” the BLS measurement formulae, the “chained” CPI), enabled the Fed to offer credit at terribly low rates, while saying that inflation was contained. We will still see some volatility in the markets, and a few more banks and financial institutions will likely be bought and sold, and possibly even crash. Causes of recessions. If you can’t see what’s holding the market up, chances are nothing is. In some ways, beneath the complexity of CDS’s, sub-prime mortgages, CDO’s, and a host of new terms that have entered the lexicon is a run-of-the-mill credit cycle. good stuff made its real easy to understand a little bit more about this problem. Houses or cars: mainstream and heterodox interpretations and the truth is globalization hasn ’ t have a chance pay! Workings of the Great Recession in ways that are subtle and hard to quantify ways that are with... 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