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HomeEconomyPodcast: Did the 2008 Financial Crisis Ever Really END? 

Podcast: Did the 2008 Financial Crisis Ever Really END? 

On this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand sat down with Paul Mueller, who recently joined AIER as Senior Research Faculty, to discuss the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis and its reverberation into our present day. “Everything we’re seeing around us is a fallout from that crisis.”

Paul Mueller received his PhD in economics from George Mason University, and is the author of Ten Years Later: Why the Conventional Wisdom about the 2008 Financial Crisis is Still Wrong. They get into the mis-regulation, cronyism and fatal conceit that precipitated the crisis, how it was mismanaged by government and central banks, and then became the catalyst for a growing anti-capitalist sentiment that blames free markets for the failures of an increasingly controlled financial system and economy.

Use these time stamps to navigate the interview:

0:00 – Intro
1:58 – A Generation-Defining Event
6:22 – The Fed’s Historical Role
10:47 – Political Pressures
15:20 – Mis-regulation
22:27 – The Bank of International Settlements
25:30 – Fatal Conceit
30:22 – The American Dream
35:16 – Wealth & Income Inequality
40:30 – Low Interest Rates Benefits Government
44:23 – How Did the Crisis Unravel?
49:46 – What Happens Next?
54:30 – The Third Mis-regulation
57:21 – Reverberation Into Today
59:40 – Conditioning for Economic Intervention
1:05:58 – Market Solutions
1:10:28 – How to Get Out of The Cycle
1:14:33 – Free Up Markets or Great Reset?
1:18:05 – Last Thoughts

Learn more about Paul and his work here.

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