By William K. Black
Quito: April 13, 2015
Johan Norberg, of Cato, wrote a book in 2009 entitled Financial Fiasco. Norberg is an Austrian School economist and the author of In Defense of Global Capitalism (2001). As his 2009 book demonstrates, however, the quintessential global capitalists were preparing to blow up the global capitalist system in an orgy of “accounting control fraud” at the time he wrote his “Defense.”
He agrees that Fannie and Freddie were used by their controlling officers as accounting control frauds in order to enrich themselves through lush executive compensation. He aptly explains President Bush’s hypocrisy about Fannie and Freddie.