posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 01:45 AM
I am not as new to the site as it seems; I could not access my origional account due to password problems. I have been lurking around since 2002. I
usually keep up on economic threads especially in the past 2-3 years when the recent down-turn started. It seems that all of the ATS threads and
other research that I have done have given me the same result--only outlined symptoms of a ailing global economy rather than pointing at the cause.
For those with a better understanding, please explain it to me. I have outlined my problems with the current situation below.
The global economy would appear to be a perpetual machine. How can it stall when the supply, demand, and resources are still present
Where did the money go? The government (state and federal), corporations, people, or other countries do not appear to have it. Banks do not have it
to lend to buyers; buyers do not have it to buy from sellers; banks cannot make money without interest from lending; sellers cannot hire if products
are not sold. I could go on and add more entities in this chain.
Even the loose lending practices that have been partially blamed for this crisis should self-correct. Do not make the payment; Bank reposesses and
takes a loss when selling to a new and more responsible customer; Bank gains from interest to new responsible customers. For this reason, I do not
believe that loose lending, though a bad idea, was the principle cause of the problem.
I would understand more if we had reached a point where supply and demand were out of balance. However, consumers still want the goods; suppliers
still have the goods to sell; workers still want to work for the suppliers. It seems the three could work out a deal.