FYI, there were voices in the dark, so to speak, if you don't count McClatchy as a mainstream media source. Dean Baker was reporting on the housing bubble three years before it popped. If you (hypothetically-speaking) heeded his warnings, you would have avoided the housing bubble. He sees things as they are, and challenges the mind-set presented by mainstream media if he disagrees with it. The same goes for the Social Security issue that Bush was seriously pushing. There was no problem with social security at the time, as again he was a voice in the dark.
I highly advise reading this fella routinely. Explore his site and read the historical reports at important times. Dean Baker.
Moral of this post: if things appear to be too good to be true, they probably ARE too good to be true.
Edited by regeneratia, 02 June 2013 - 04:32 AM.