The Dummy’s Guide to the US Banking Crisis

Whenever I wade into a new topic like digital photography, gardening or what have you, I visit the local bookstore and get a "For Dummies" book to guide me. I figure that it's the best way to get up-to-speed quickly without actually looking like a dummy.

So, for those of you who want the 3-minute version of the present crisis, here it is in 20 short steps:

In 2001, following a massive stock market and capital spending bubble, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan worrie...

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