It is too simplistic to blame greed for the financial mess [Sept. 29]. The fault is a broader human trait: the reluctance or inability to consider the downside of a situation that has so many attractive features. The financial products at issue were profitable, and people were getting houses. Any problems that arose would be taken care of tomorrow. Wonderful invention, tomorrow!
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Where has the government been? Remember Ronald Reagan's mantra: Regulation is bad. The Reagan, Bush I...