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Criticisms of Bailouts Generally

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses five general criticisms of government bailout efforts. First, taxpayers can suffer losses. While bailouts may, in the end, not be costly for taxpayers, one does not know this ... More


Containing Contagion

Kathleen C. Engel and Patricia A. McCoy

in The Subprime Virus: Reckless Credit, Regulatory Failure, and Next Steps

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195388824
eISBN:
9780190258535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195388824.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter first explains how federal government bailouts during the subprime crisis increased the risk for more severe financial crises in the future. The government sent businesses the wrong ... More


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