Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Weller On Incentives

Tonight on Kudlow and Company, Christian Weller, senior economist at the Center for American Progess, argued there would be no moral hazard problem if the government bailed out people's mortgages.

I'm not sure what's going through Weller's mind but when you pay for people's bad decisions, you don't create much of a reason for them to avoid mistakes in the future. And you certainly can't expect other borrowers (or lenders for that matter) to be cautious in the future after you proved there's a safety net just aching to spring up.

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