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July 23, 2008

Revamping the 2008 Credit Crisis Project

Filed under: Economic Crisis — Max @ 11:59 am
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One of the groups/projects in the Commons is the investigation into the 2008 Credit Crisis, managed by a contributor who goes under the moniker “iamthewalrus109.” “Walrus,” as we’ll dub him 🙂 , has plans to revamp and expand the project. To cover single issues such as the S&L crisis, for example, doesn’t do justice to the overarching nature of this complex and multilayered problem. In an e-mail to me, he says, “I think this is why our society has myopia when it comes to these issues. The fact that this project brings together issues and events that may seem disparate brings the possibility of a fuller comprehension of the swindling and machinations of the investor class and or the elite. Nothing of this sort has been done, hence why I asked to create such a project.” We’re excited at the prospect of such an intensive inquiry. He also thinks that the project should be renamed to more accurately reflect the complex nature of the investigation. From here on out, he’s taking the reins of conversation of this project. Naturally, we invite anyone with some knowledge of, and interest in, the subject to join in the investigation.


  1. Thanks to Max for starting a post on this as well as support, advice and counsel that he has given since I started this project early this year. I would just like to take this comment to express how important I think this project is and the heights to which it can reach with the material it purveys. I urge members and contributors from all other projects to please inject any thoughts you may have on this issue. I know economic policy, complex debt instruments, and monetary exchange may not be as juicy as say Watergate, Iran-Contra, or 9/11, but I would like to see this project populated as to give the best possible context and reasoning to some of the acts perpetrated in the furtherance of such events. I look forward to a vigorous discussion on the nature of the project, title suggestions, and good entries if possible.


    Comment by Walrus — July 23, 2008 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

  2. Juicy is not necessarily relevant. What you’re documenting impacts every one of us, every day. I’m glad you’re on this.

    Comment by Max — July 24, 2008 @ 10:19 am | Reply

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