01/19/2012 09:22 am ET Updated Mar 20, 2012

Jonathan Weil: Financial Crisis Narrative Flunks Reality Check

If you and I were in a bar together, and you suffered a nasty bump on your head when I accidentally whacked you with a pool cue, there probably would be no disputing that my action caused your harm. But for my careless swing of the stick, the injury wouldn’t have happened.

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