Have you found yourself wondering latley "who or what destroyed the economy?" Well, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan have a simple answer to that question: we've been robbed. In his article "Infinite Debt" for the April issue of Harpers Geoghegan theorizes that the legalization of usury created perverse incentives for investors that led to a flight of capital. Leonhardt takes the theory a step further in his Times article by suggesting that investors knowingly looted money from the government in the form of bailouts.
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