A series of articles about today's financial mess. The articles go back to the 90's. A great background for those who want to understand what has happened. The Bailout Reader - Mises.org - Mises Institute An excerpt from an article (1999) on the harmful effects of government regulation and how gov extorts money from the private sector. The excerpt concerns the CRA. This article was written in 1999 and foresaw the disaster that the CRA would cause in the mortgage markets.