Yet, we know that the cause of the problems has not really been dealt with. Policy-makers decided in 2008-2010 to essentially kick the can down the road and wait for another day -- if ever -- to deal with the underlying weaknesses in the economy.
Consider these facts of now:
- The regulation of derivatives -- has it been implemented successfully?
- "Too big too fail" -- have we had a solution?
- Speculative dealing -- are the regulations strong enough?
So, we start with questions. In coming weeks I plan to relate what the facts show about these various vitally important questions. Please join me here.
CNBC Coverage As It Happened. September 2008